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    Kind of amazing to think about how many books I’ve read with barely suitable disaster typography.

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      This. My spouse complains about a lot of things, but the typography on his/her Kindle Paperwhite isn’t one of them.

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        Keeping us from taking notes about you in lobsters.txt, eh Banana King?

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          The spouse could be genderfluid and prefer that pronoun combination. It’s unusual; singular-they is more popular…

          Wait… I’d better not say that, I’ll get downvoted for “culture”. :)

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          I’m working on a theory of conservation of caring. Like if there’s an article I think I care about, but then it becomes clear the author really, really cares about it, I probably don’t actually care that much.

          Also, the word “finally” in a title appears to be a good signified this is about to happen. (Daring fireball has a running series of “finally” posts that are pretty fun as well.)

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          I read Fight Club on a Palm Treo 650, and The Count of Monte Cristo on a Palm III.

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          I was so excited about this, but then:

          Amazon updated the Kindle app for iOS with Bookerly and a new layout engine today this morning. Another update rolling out the new font and typesetting technology to users of Amazon’s line of e-ink readers, Android, and other devices will be available later this summer.

          Seems like the devices I care about will continue to have typography that sucks for a while /-:

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            Welcome change, though looks like still no hyphenation. That hurts with forced justification.

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              The new app does use hyphenation. You can see it in every screenshot of the app in the article. As the caption for image 4 says:

              The new layout engine […] will keep the spacing between words even, intelligently hyphenating words and spreading them between lines as need may be.

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              the linked post on how fonts shape our perception of reliability and truth was really interesting too: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3046365/errol-morris-how-typography-shapes-our-perception-of-truth