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Hardware Hacking

+ - xkcd finds Kindle is Perfect for Reading in Bed 1

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Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, has an interesting post on his blog about his lifelong search for the perfect way to read in bed. "The ideal position would involve no sustained muscle effort, so I could just let my eyes drift shut as I read, without the book falling shut or my hand slipping or anything." Munroe recently got a Kindle and was surprised to find the ergonomics better than a paperback. But there was one problem: "There's no way to hold it with a finger on the 'next page' buttons that doesn't require a few muscles to hold it upright" so Munroe "got out of bed one night, went to the closet, and got a steel coat hanger and some pliers" and came up with a hardware hack that solved the problem. Take a look at photos of Munroe invention. "Finally, after decades of reading in bed, I have reached that stage of perfect relaxation.""
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