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Esquire's E-Ink Cover Inspires Hacker Community

Electronic stunt spawns mini-movement on YouTube.


Dylan Stableford By Dylan Stableford
10/14/2008 -14:11 PM






Esquire’s much ballyhooed (and equally berated) electronic cover has spawned a mini-movement of YouTube-friendly hackers bent on manipulating its circuitry. (This is the kind of nerd-dom normally reserved for Make magazine meet-ups.)

Below, some of the best attempts—including one enterprising geek who says he’s made over $200 selling his copies on eBay—as well as some odd clips featuring the Esquire cover which, thankfully, don’t involve cats:

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