Flash! Sleep mode pictures (screensavers) on the K3
So, I just put my Kindle 3 to sleep and woke it up a bunch of times to see what the new set of sleep mode pictures (or as the Kindle calls them, screensavers) is. Yep…saving you from the hard work…you had that on your list of chores for the day, right?
Here’s what I saw:
Illustrated manuscript UPDATE: One of my readers, dunedenisip, identifies this as a page of Lindisfarne’s Gospels: confirmed. It’s on page 30 of the British Library’s online edition
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Hercules (constellation) UPDATE: one of my readers, trek, identified this as Ophiuchus, and that seems to be right. Thanks to trek for that correction!) UPDATE: another reader (KidsHapen) pointed me to an image found in a Yahoo search. From there, I was able to find the picture in context:
Ophiuchus & Serpens from the 1729 Atlas Coelestis by John Flamsteed
Woman with book (I’ve been able to identify this as the Samian Sybil, by Il Guernico…or a copy of it? It seems light)
Man writing with quill UPDATE: One of my readers, ellebeth78, identifies this as Desiderius Erasmus by Hans Holbein, the younger…confirmed. Thanks, ellebeth!
Man at table with lion UPDATE: One of my readers, dunedenisip, identifies this as St. Jerome in His Study by Albrecht Dürer, and that’s confirmed…thanks, dunedenisip!
Cathedral floorplan UPDATE: One of my readers, dunedenisip, identifies this as Palladio’s plan of Villa La Rotonda, in I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura 1570. Confirmed.
Feedback and calculating machine: Update: this is George Grant’s drum calculator displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia
Birds Update: technogeo in the Amazon Kindle community identified this as Plate 424 from John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Confirmed.
After that, they repeated in the same order.
Now, my description of some of the slides isn’t very precise…I haven’t researched the pictures. Here’s an earlier list from the K2…it has more precise names, but I can’t verify them:
00 – Kindle definition with falling letters
01 – Lazuli Finch, Crimson-Necked Bull-Finch, Grey-Crowned Linnet, Cow-Pen Bird, Evening Grosbeak, Brown Longspur by John James Audubon
02 – Virginia Woolf
03 – Jules Verne
04 – Unknown illuminated medieval manuscript
05 – Janes Austen
06 – Harriet Beecher Stowe
07 – Emily Dickinson
08 – Illustration of constellations Ophiuchus and Hercules (possibly by Johannes Kepler?)
09 – Oscar Wilde [Bufo's note: I've seen people ask what Oscar is holding: my research indicates it is probably a cane and a pair of gloves]
10 – 17th-century Polish astronomers Johannes and Elisabetha Hevelius using a six-foot brass sextant
11 – James Joyce
12 – Mark Twain
13 – After Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino, The Samian Sybil, inscribed lower left: Salve Casta / Syon Permv- / Ltaqve Passa / Pvella / Sybilla Samia
14 – John Milton
15 – Lewis Carroll [Bufo's note: people also ask what Lewis Carroll has: it's a camera lens, from what I've read]
16 – John Steinbeck
17 – Edgar Allan Poe
18 – Erasmus of Rotterdam by Hans Holbein
19 – St. Jerome dans sa cellule by Albrecht Dürer
20 – Portrait of Albert of Brandenburg by Albrecht Dürer
21 – Charlotte Brontë
22 – Villa Almerico-Capra (aka Villa Capra, Villa La Rotonda, or The Rotunda) by Andrea Palladio
23 – Agatha Christie
24 – Alexandre Dumas
25 – Kindle 2 feedback request with old adding machine
Ralph Ellison was added, I think with the 2.5 update.
I’m disappointed to see that Oscar Wilde isn’t still there. He represented a particular type of diversity…but perhaps there was some rights issue with the picture. Hmm…no Lewis Carroll, either…maybe they were spending too much money on Customer Service answering questions about the objects in the pictures…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.