How The Diamond Age Influenced the Amazon Kindle

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From a write-up about a “sci-fi”-themed panel at CES which featured author Neal Stephenson:

According to Dave Howe (the panel moderator from SciFi), Stephenson inspired Kindle in his book The Diamond Age. No royalties though, Stephenson jokes. Apparently, pages from The Diamond Age are being used in the Kindle’s instruction materials.

I wish my Kindle had a human remotely acting through it.

[CES 2008] Panel: Science Fiction’s Influence On Technology [OhGizmo]

Update: Jim Treacher reminds us that there are humans acting remotely in the Kindle using the Now Now program. Awesome.

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2 Responses to How The Diamond Age Influenced the Amazon Kindle

  1. mdhatter says:

    I really enjoyed The Diamond Age.

  2. Zebra05 says:

    I enjoyed Diamond Age as well. And I read it in a country that was not the USA! The Kindle however is a USA Only device, unlike a paper book which can be read in any country you choose.

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