Without Benefit of Experience

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience."

-Henry Miller


Josh fondles my new Kindle in the movie theater before Watchmen starts.

  • archidave PRO 6y

    oh what was the movie like? Or did you manage to spend most of it reading your kindle? It really is so slimline. I am surprised its so small. I would feel like i were going to end up sitting on it and breaking it. Real books are so much more forgiving in that way :D
  • David Goehring PRO 6y

    I'd just read (and been very impressed with) the graphic novel, so I had the lowest of expectations. So to find a clever-enough adaptation that also managed to maintain micro-tributes to whole plot threads that were otherwise abandoned was really satisfying. Would I recommend it to someone who hasn't read the book? Not really, but I'm biased -- I was with a bunch of people who hadn't read the book and they liked it...(It might also be noted that I always hate movie adaptations of books I like.)

    The Kindle was put away before the previews -- the book light screws with "The IMAX Experience®" I believe -- it's really light and really small. I'm really sold on its functionality. I'm expecting them to revise many of my quibbles in upcoming firmware updates, and fundamentally the object does everything I want it to. And, of course, loading the thing for free with free books and other free stuff (and a few wonderful, searchable reference books I already own, like On Food and Cooking) is icing on a very thin cake -- and we all know cakes are just icing-delivery substrates, after all.
  • Andre Elias 6y

    I'm gonna watch that movie tomorrow, I can't wait! I originally read the series many years ago and re-read a couple of times since then, so after the adaptation was announced I went from hating the idea to anxiously waiting to see the thing, haha.

    As for Kindle, I'm still on the fence about it... And even if I wanted I would have no luck considering they do not work in Brazil (and they're obviously not sold here anyway). The whole ebook thing sounds really cool in principle (no more printing dozens of papers a week!) but I'm not sure if it's screen is comfortable enough and that I could go with the limited functionality.
  • David Goehring PRO 6y

    What'd you think of Watchmen? (You can e-mail me, if you prefer!)
    The Kindle!? I'm loving it -- and expecting the firmware updates to fix most of my current gripes. It's definitely not going to replace books (thankfully) in my life or in the world, but for certain types of reading it'll save paper and time and headache. Often I feel as if the thing were designed just for me, with its feature-set -- the hallmark of good design.
  • pepplerchristine 6y

    I would love to have one of these (Kindle). This is a great shot...I used it on a webpage about book lights. Thank you so much for making it available for use.

    I included a link back to your page in the credits.
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