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The NY Times creates the first-ever Kindle Paperwhite infographic

Posted By Dan Eldridge On December 31, 2012 @ 4:01 pm In Amazon,New York Times | 1 Comment

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite [1]Did anyone else notice the fantastic Kindle Paperwhite infographic [2] that ran in the New York Times‘ Business section on December 26? It appears to have been a dual effort on the part of tech reporter Brian X. Chen [3] and graphics editor Frank O’Connell; the latter put together an equally gorgeous infographic about the Lytro camera [4] back in February.

We’ve reproduced a portion of the graphic for you below, but in order to access the “info” aspect of the feature, you’ll need to click here [2] to visit the Times‘ site.

The piece essentially explains how the Paperwhite’s “unique lighting system” works: “Rather than using a backlight as on LCD-based tablets,” Chen explains, “the Paperwhite uses a transparent light guide that directs light from four edge-mounted LEDs down toward the surface of the display.”


 How the Kindle Paperwhite Works, infographic, Frank O'Connell and Brian X. Chen [5]

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#1 Comment By Bruce On December 31, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

How unique is the Paperwhite’s “unique lighting system”, anyway? B&N come out with a similar system a year earlier than Amazon, and I know Kobo’s got one that works the same way also.

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[2] Kindle Paperwhite infographic: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/26/technology/light-reading.html?ref=technology

[3] Brian X. Chen: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/c/brian_x_chen/index.html

[4] Lytro camera: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/03/01/business/inside-the-lytro.html

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