October 29, 2010: Just As Abraham Lincoln Told You
Amazon once had a special page set up dissing LCD screens versus eInk. That special page has been deleted. See “eInk 101” link is gone.
Here’s the discussion thread that contains the same URL:
The Amazon Kindle team says:
We frequently get feedback from customers that they did not fully appreciate how different Kindle’s E Ink-based display is from traditional LCD screens until they got their Kindle and experienced it for themselves. We’ve added a section near the top of the Kindle product page titled “E-Ink 101″ that helps explain how electronic ink works, how it differs from a traditional backlit LCD screen, and why it’s the best choice for reading. Here is link to the Kindle product page: Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6” E Ink Display
Doing research for a post about Amazon, and in reviewing some past blog posts, I came across this one:
Now we know it didn’t.
It also didn’t have anything special as a screen. (Will the new NookColor from Barnes & Noble have that?)
But dig this, I did see this bit:
In fact, Amazon is probably busy overhauling every single one its websites with special templates that will recognize the signature of its tablet browser and deliver an optimum online experience that hasn’t yet been seen by anyone with current devices.
Aside from the new layout, they’ve also added Silk.
And at least it did generally match the NookColor — and exceeded it in terms of price.
Photos taken today, Saturday, October 1 2011 between 8-8:30AM. Resampled down to VGA, click any to enlarge.
I am sooooo glad Baal is fenced in …
… I fear it might to go insane and start pepper-spraying innocent unarmed non-violent people!