Comments for Lectroid.net http://www.lectroid.net Would you like some cheese with your whine? Mon, 16 May 2011 14:16:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 Comment on Google I/O 2011 by Marc Matteo http://www.lectroid.net/2011/05/15/google-io-2011/#comment-76 Mon, 16 May 2011 14:16:55 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1743#comment-76 Yep 😉

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Comment on Google I/O 2011 by Kamal Gill http://www.lectroid.net/2011/05/15/google-io-2011/#comment-75 Mon, 16 May 2011 04:31:41 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1743#comment-75 Hey, I bet that last pic was taken while waiting in line for the keynote?

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Comment on Snow Day by Rob Miracle http://www.lectroid.net/2009/12/29/snow-day/#comment-74 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:06:47 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1464#comment-74 Most excellent work, sir! We have been denied our snow so far!

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Comment on The good, the perfect and the meaningless quote by Patty http://www.lectroid.net/2009/08/28/the-good-the-perfect-and-the-meaningless-quote/#comment-72 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 04:59:05 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1331#comment-72 “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ~ Frank Zappa

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Comment on Newspaper sins through the kaleidoscope of time by Debra http://www.lectroid.net/2009/09/02/newspaper-sins-through-the-kaleidoscope-of-time/#comment-73 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 16:28:07 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1357#comment-73 Dang, you’re a heck of a writer for a visual guy.

And also a great analyst.

And also right.

I don’t think your last point was the original sin, but I think it’s the one that’s continuing to have the greatest impact today. While most folks have, I think, quit printing out their emails, huge gaps still exist.

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Comment on The good, the perfect and the meaningless quote by Nathan L. Walls http://www.lectroid.net/2009/08/28/the-good-the-perfect-and-the-meaningless-quote/#comment-71 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 02:26:14 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1331#comment-71 The quote is a recipe for mediocrity if you _stop_ at “good.” Releasing “good,” learning from it, then iterating through “better” and “best” is closer to the spirit, as I see it.

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Comment on Shoot it up by Rob Miracle http://www.lectroid.net/2009/06/03/shoot-it-up/#comment-70 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:18:47 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1263#comment-70 F8 and be there!

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Comment on About that Kindle thing… by Marc http://www.lectroid.net/2009/03/19/about-that-kindle-thing/#comment-69 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 17:37:42 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1154#comment-69 Well, folks said the iPod was an expensive toy too, hell *I* said that. Now everybody has one… and they’re still expensive.

The Kindle itself is a bit heavier than it looks, but is still quite light (caveat: I shoot pictures with a metal-core D300 with an extra battery pack on it – what do I know about weight?). I got the nifty leather cover for it and this adds some “book-like” bulk, but it feels better in the hand to me.

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Comment on About that Kindle thing… by Ralph http://www.lectroid.net/2009/03/19/about-that-kindle-thing/#comment-68 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:52:56 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1154#comment-68 Good one. Why (it seems) are you alone in making some of these points? I believe I’m waiting for Kindle 3 and using Kindle software on my iPhone in the meantime.
I think the surprise hyphens could be vestiges of the original publisher’s pub system, where, every editor knows, sometimes you have to override the automatic “soft” hyphenation with your own hyphen to eliminate a bad break. Could be no one cleaned them up.

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Comment on About that Kindle thing… by Scott http://www.lectroid.net/2009/03/19/about-that-kindle-thing/#comment-67 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 05:06:25 +0000 http://www.lectroid.net/?p=1154#comment-67 >I’ll see ads more catered to me, this beats seeing ads for “I lost 30 lbs…” all the time.

What about that isn’t targeted to you? 😛

Seriously, the Kindle looks neat, what with the e-ink and network connectivity and all, but I can’t see actually spending money on one at the present state of things. But, that’s why I’m not an early adopter. I prefer to wait until after the “trough of disillusionment”.

The main thing I want in a reader though is a lighter form factor. I like to read largish text, but I really dislike the weight of books. Especially hard cover books (which I never buy or get from the library). I could almost put up with all the other stuff (speed, no backlight, poor navigation features) if it was easy to hold for several hours. You said you thought the size was good, but what about the form factor in general. How’s the weight?

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