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Feed Engadget: Amazon Kindling wooden e-book is a luddite's dream of the future (

E-readers aren't for everyone, apparently. Clever hands fashioned this Kindle out of wood -- cutely called the Amazon Kindling -- using a laser cutter. You might only be able to read the same page of The Count of Monte Cristo so many times, but at least the battery will never punk out on you! One more shot of this wooden beauty after the break. Hit the read link for the whole set.

[Via Boing Boing]

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Amazon Kindling wooden e-book is a luddite's dream of the future originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 13 May 2009 17:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Submission + - Archaeologists unearth earliest pornography (

sciencehabit writes: "An ivory statuette of a well-endowed woman discovered in Germany suggests that humanity's earliest art might have been of the erotic variety." Says one expert of the 35,000-year-old artifact: ""It's sexually exaggerated to the point of being pornographic... There's all this sexual symbolism bubbling up in that period. They were sex-mad."

Submission + - UI shifts classes to Friday to curb drinking (

Lucas123 writes: Associated Press is reporting that The University of Iowa is shifting some mandatory classes to Friday in the hopes that it can curb binge drinking by its students. The story states that "The U.S. Surgeon General recommends more Friday classes." In other news, the university's website states it's holding a "block party" on Thursday.

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