Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Now Reading: Success: A Novel

Net connection broke this morning and I was prepared for a long haul. Bored, not wanting to watch video, I found myself starting to read Success: A Novel, the PDF I always use as a test file from Google Books.

One fourth or so through it. I have no idea where’s it’s going. The main character, Errol Banneker, is straight out of Ayn Rand — except this was published in 1921!

The writer — Samuel Hopkins Adams — is just damned good, despite the prose being a product of its time. Just look at that penultimate paragraph with that smooth transition from internal thought to speech.

I’ll have a post about this when I’ve finished.

Success: A Novel at Google Books

Success: A Novel at my Google Docs (for people outside of the U.S..)


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Sony Reader WiFi Size Comparisons

Amazon Kindle 3: 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ – 8.5-8.7 oz

Sony Reader Touch: 6.9″ x 4.8″ x 0.4″ – 10.1 oz

Sony Reader Touch 2: 6.62″ x 4.75″ x 0.4″ – 7.58 oz

Sony Reader WiFi (T1):6.87″ x 4.37″ x 0.375″ – 5.9 oz

Kobo Reader: 7.24″ x 4.72″ x 0.393″ – 7.795 oz

Kobo eReader Touch: 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″ – 7.1 oz

Barnes & Noble Nook Touch: 6.5″ x 5.0″ x 0.47″ – 7.48 oz

It’s odd that it’s gained in height yet also gotten narrower.

The now all-plastic body accounts for the lightness. We’ll have to see what that plastic feels like when it’s out for fondling.

The Sizes Table has been updated.

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Sony Reader T1 Details Finally From FCC!

I’ve been looking and looking every day. I even looked at the FCC, but either I had the wrong URL or the FCC finally cut this information loose from the Confidentiality Agreement. Either way, I got this delightful tweet this morning:

And now we have full info on the new Sony Reader WiFi!

And there are some surprises here — including a nasty one for me personally!

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