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But since this is Japan, the author speculates that the antipodal point is somewhere in Uruguay, which it is not (it's kinda close though).
Ironically, "Uruguay syndrome" is a more accurate term because Uruguay is a heck of a lot closer to being an antipode of Japan than China is to being an antipode of the US.
Well, sure, but there's *no* land antipodal to anywhere in the US. Gotta call it something. Indian Ocean syndrome?
I've never picked one up but maybe they are so light the magnet would pull it to the floor anyway.
It's about four ounces lighter than the current 11" Macbook Air, and I can attest that with the Air, there's enough static friction on a "normal" desk that MagSafe gives before the Macbook starts to slide.
... in the case of the e-reader, you're dramatically more limited as there are fewer memory cues and navigation options of which you can take advantage. For example, you may not have placed a bookmark at a specific section, but you might remember "reading something about that", "close to the middle", "a few pages after that orangish picture near the bottom". With the e-reader, it's a guessing game: "what page was that on?" or "what section was that in" followed by a tedious one-page-at-a-time search. With the hard-copy, it's a couple quick flips along the edge.
We're a long-way from replicating that. I love my kindle, sure, but I always buy a hard-copy of anything I find that's worth-while.
I find the opposite to be true. Typically, I remember a word or phrase, or *fail* to recall a previous appearance of a minor character. The Search function of e-readers makes it dramatically faster to find a partially-recalled passage, or instance of a character's name.
...I'm holding out for transparent aluminum.