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How To Turn an iPod Touch into a Moleskine Book
#1  Donnageddon 06-12-2008, 06:12 PM
From Wired Blog
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The iPod Touch makes a great e-book reader, with a large, high-resolution screen and touch navigation.

That's fine, but the little iPod gets uncomfortable to hold after a while, and it lacks the presence of a real book. Imagine seeing an attractive girl (or boy) sitting outside a pavement café, drinking an espresso, smoking a Gauloise and reading a tatty paperback. It's a romantic image which is shattered when you swap the book for a PDA. I decided to disguise my iPod as a book, and if that wasn't pretentious enough, I put it in a modded Moleskine, the notebook of choice for fops and dandies the world over.
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I have an iPod Touch, but haven't yet used it much for reading. I might give this a try though, looks very good!
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#2  zelda_pinwheel 06-12-2008, 06:19 PM
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Moleskine, the notebook of choice for fops and dandies the world over.
the dangers of notebook snobbery
danger N°1 : getting called a fop or a dandy.

donnageddon : please do post photos when you make your version... and let us know if it works as a pickup scheme
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#3  nekokami 06-12-2008, 07:52 PM
There's a category of people who would be more attracted to someone with visible electronics, y'know.

But I've been considering applying wood veneer to my iLiad, after reading the excellent Steampunk thread a while back.
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#4  Donnageddon 06-12-2008, 11:58 PM
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the dangers of notebook snobbery
danger N°1 : getting called a fop or a dandy.

donnageddon : please do post photos when you make your version... and let us know if it works as a pickup scheme
Well, I doubt anyone would call me a Fop or a Dandy, but if they did, I would hope it would be Dandy, as in "Yankee Doodle"

As for the project, I might try it, but if I do, I may be minus some important digits. Sharp objects (X-acto knives) and I have a history of not getting along.
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#5  Donnageddon 06-13-2008, 12:41 AM
Quote nekokami
I've been considering applying wood veneer to my iLiad, after reading the excellent Steampunk thread a while back.

Now THAT would be an excellent project! I could see doing that to the Sony Reader, but the Kindle would look more like a scrap of splintered wood.
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#6  nekokami 06-13-2008, 02:46 PM
Maybe if the Kindle had classy brass buttons (or a reasonable facsimile)?

Here's the steampunk Reader thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ight=steampunk
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#7  Taylor514ce 06-13-2008, 03:32 PM
I weep for the eviscerated moleskine.
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#8  astrodad 06-13-2008, 04:06 PM
I did this for my Reader, but probably wouldn't do it for an iPhone or an iPod so those things are often attached to my belt.
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#9  Steven Lyle Jordan 06-13-2008, 04:35 PM
I hope Charlie Sorrel doesn't really think this is why he's not getting any dates...

Seriously, dude, go and read from your iPod at Starbucks, and you won't look as lame as you think.
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#10  Taylor514ce 06-13-2008, 04:51 PM
...and moleskine mojo doesn't always work, either.

At Borders again (I know, I know, but darn it, I like the place, I like the people) and today I had my sketchbook (large moleskine cahier) and my phone w/ camera. I'm browsing aimlessly, and notice a very pretty girl. She's curvy, not what anyone would call "thin", but not what anyone but idiotic boys who think the Olson Twins are sexy would call "fat". She's simply gorgeous, in a pink summer dress, sitting in a black leather chair. Black chair, pink dress, and tan skin. Lovely. Her legs are crossed, and her legs are very shapely. The calf muscles look fantastic. One hand in her black hair, the other holding up the book. It's a perfect picture.

Time to work your magic, T. Tell her you're an artist. Show her your Moleskine sketchbook. Ask if you can sit and sketch her, or take her picture.

"Hell no! Are you some kind of voyeur?"

"No. Not at all. I haven't secretly photographed you."

"Oh. Then what's the deal?"

"Just what I said. I'd like try to sketch you - you have a very natural pose and beautiful lines."

"No. That's just... well, it seems creepy. Like I'd end up on the internet or something. Sorry. No."

"You don't have to say you're sorry. I understand, and that's why I always ask first. I'll leave you alone now."

I swear as I walked off, she shuddered.

But guess what, babe. You DID end up on the internet!
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