XKCD's creator Randall Munroe has come up with a pretty ingenious solution to those of us who have a Kindle, and who like reading sideways when lying in bed (and if you don't know what XKCD is, it's a very clever online comic strip with stick figures as characters and a healthy dose of geek humor).
I used to read like this all the time when I was a kid, by holding the book sideways in my hands, and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. Munroe recently purchased a Kindle 2 and tried to do the same thing, but it wasn't quite perfect because the Kindle kept toppling over. So, in the pursuit of laziness, he created this makeshift Kindle stand out of a steel coat hanger and a pair of pliers. He also folded it in such a way that a small part of the hanger would press the Next Page button with a small twitch of his thumb. Genius!
I imagine you could also create a regular upright Kindle stand with a coat hanger, but this one looks like it'll fit my needs better. Now excuse me while I attempt to make one.
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