07 Mar '13, 11am

Kindle is killing the magic of reading

Kindle is killing the magic of reading

The first thing I noticed about the Kindle was that, when you first open up a new book, it invariably starts you off at the first chapter of the book. It skips the cover, the copyright information, acknowledgements, quotations, dedications, maps, genealogy tables, author’s notes, etc, sometimes even prologues, conveniently allowing you to get started reading the book NOW. Yes, there are people who prefer to bypass what they consider pointless drivel and get started on the action. There are people who do not want to read anything outside the main story, do not read the back of cereal boxes, do not RTFM . Sure, I get that. But what about the rest of us who appreciate the time taken by actual people who write the back of cereal boxes and want to know what they have to say? Why is there no option to default to starting a book from the cover? What of an artist’s effort in desig...

Full article: http://sheylara.com/2013/03/kindle-is-killing-the-magic-o...

Tweets

reading list #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 13 Mar '13, 4am

the american philospher, john serle, once said, "if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself.” i sometime...

Boy admits killing woman for handbag

bbc.co.uk 08 Mar '13, 6pm

8 March 2013 Last updated at 18:45 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Boy ...

Cathy Horyn: "Without the Saint Laurent label, ...

nytimes.com 07 Mar '13, 2pm

Take Saint Laurent . One of the first things the new designer, Hedi Slimane, did was to remove “Yves” from the label, ther...

Boy admits killing woman for handbag: A teenage...

bbc.co.uk 08 Mar '13, 6pm

8 March 2013 Last updated at 18:45 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Boy ...

Magic Babe Ning goes amazingly light in gravity...

everbluec.onsugar.com 09 Mar '13, 8am

Just the other days, I saw a trailer of a show on Discovery Channel about magic and science.. I was WOW by the "mixing" of...

Spray Foam Insulation is Not a Magic Bullet | L...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 08 Mar '13, 9am

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been pretty hard on batt insulation Insulation, usually of fiberglass or mineral wool an...

Teenage boy admits killing 85-year-old partiall...

bbc.co.uk 08 Mar '13, 7pm

8 March 2013 Last updated at 18:45 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Boy ...

@craftstudiodev no matter what, you want to end...

mislav.uniqpath.com 15 Mar '13, 9am

Ruby developers are very sensitive to naming things. There are strong conventions regarding class, variable, method and fi...

Biting the magic bullet: The Lahad Datu Inciden...

bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com 11 Mar '13, 7am

SABAH FALLOUT ON MILF PEACE TALKS By Jess G. Dureza I was in Zamboanga City over the weekend to attend the Jaycee Senate Z...

reading up on #Ruby === and I found it amusing ...

blog.jayfields.com 15 Mar '13, 12pm

Hi Jay - I agree with you in this case in isolation. It does concern me that things could start getting quite verbose as m...

Coffee Reading

coffeetea.about.com 05 Mar '13, 3am

First, the reader (the person predicting the fortune*) will begin to prepare the coffee by heating the water to a boil and...

Pesticides are killing our sperm

Pesticides are killing our sperm

grist.org 05 Mar '13, 5pm

Shutterstock Killing bugs and sperm at the same time. Pesticides, which are well known to have caused spectacular declines...

You'll be craving for some high tea after readi...

twitter.com 08 Mar '13, 10am

You'll be craving for some high tea after reading this Editor's Choice review by SGFoodonFoot: