I just read the second to last of Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther run … on the kindle app on my phone … and it was a great way to read.
They have an experience where if you double tap the page, it zooms in on one frame on the page and then as you navigate, instead of turning full pages you move to the next frame. You get to switch from portrait to landscape to optimize the view for that frame and it’s seamless.
This approach also eliminates noise. I have ADHD when I read comics. I’m sometimes so curious about the next frame or page I can’t concentrate. This helps me focus and therefore go deep on details.
Man. What a dope way to read a comic book! #iamgrateful and #iamthankful I gave it a shot! So much fun and I may explore more comics this way. (Note: I was a HUGE comic book collector in elementary as school.)
Here are some screenshots so you can see how the images flow.
Weather today looks great. Windy but wonderful. I’ll be working outside today and I’m blissful. I didn’t get a lot of these days last year for all the reasons we all know. I’m excited to get some of this time in today. For our porch and some new porch furniture, #iamgrateful and #iamthankful.
Westher today looks great. Windy but wonderful. I’ll be working outside today and I’m blissful. I didn’t get a lot of these days last year for all the reasons we all know. I’m excited to get some of this time in today. For our porch and some new porch furniture, #iamgrateful and #iamthankful.
About 45 minutes after posting this, my hernia became incarcerated; I spent 3 hours in agony working through work meetings hunched over, sweating, periodically vomiting; and then 4.5 hours in the ER. So … yeah, I didn’t quite get to work outside. 🙂
I’m reading Caste: The Origins of our Discontents and I’m haunted.
As an Indian American (who’s studied and worked with the poorest of the poor in India); as a kid in South Jersey who was pulled into and confronted Nazi culture directly and have continued to study it since; and as…an American acutely aware that were still inside or one lifetime removed from Black people having civil rights …
I love physical books. I love turning pages. I love the feel. I love dog ears and bookmarks and cracking spines and the smell of paper.
But you know what I like more?
And kindles help you read more.
The data is there in aggregate. So much friction is removed by having all that you read on one device. Discovering new books. Getting that book in your hands immediately when finished the last one (think about what Netflix does for tv consumption by starting new shows before the credits roll out on the last one — a kindle can do that but in a good way for your reading).
If the goa is to read more, learn more, explore more, discover more, the kindle (and kindle app on your phone) is incomparable.