Man Photocopies Kindle To Make Analog Backup Of Book

May 11, 2015

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This is E-Book Backup, the analog backup of artist Jesse England's Kindle copy of George Orwell's literary classic Nineteen Eighty-Four. He created the hardbound book by photocopying each page of the Kindle version. Sounds tedious. He also re-uploaded his scanned copy back onto the Kindle. This stopped making sense a long time ago. Reminds me of Algebra in high school. The only C I ever got in a class. A shit-ton of D's and F's though.

Keep going for several more shots.

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Thanks to shirtstain, who may require dry-cleaning.

  • whacko

    He spent $30 copying a digital copy of a book you can buy for $4. This isn't art, it is stupidity.

  • Akshat Sandh

    He created a kindle copy of a kindle copy of a book about a point of Time in the future where books are changed to suit needs of the government. DAYUMN. That is art.

  • captaindash

    I laughed. First at the idea, then at the snobs debating what is and isn't 'art'. It's very important to get it juuuust right.

  • John Kohler

    Now he needs to make a video of setting a backup of Fahrenheit 451 on fire.

  • John Kohler

    And on a slightly related note, anyone know the temperature at which a Kindle burns?

  • shashi

    ~Its a book within a kindle within a book within a kindle, i'll call it "Interstellar"

  • archer923

    It would of been better if he took the extra time to crop out the kindle itself.

  • MustacheHam

    Says with a straight face: "It wouldn't be the same. For the reading experience of a Kindle through a book you need the whole package"

  • archer923

    This is ridicules...

  • DeathBotGamma

    How is this art?

  • Leland_Gaunt

    Don't worry, it isn't.

  • captaindash

    Well, people are voting with their wallets that you are wrong.

  • Siobhan Sands

    Shakes fist angrily. WTF this is bollocks.

  • captaindash

    Your second sentence does indeed properly critique your first sentence. A bit self defeating though.

  • I hate you Jesse England, you're not funny nor clever. This was a really great way to kill a lot of trees. I hope a dingo eats your babies.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    This reminds me of the time I saw the Words With Friends board game in a Wal-Mart. The item description on their website says, "Have the wordiest fun right at home with the new Words With Friends Board Game, based on the addictive online game."

    Yeah...That's right...WWF started it all when it came to Scrabble-like gameplay.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    It's not Words With Friends if you can't rely on eventually getting an acceptable word by randomly placing tiles until they stick!

    I guess it's ONE way to get more people to buy a Hasbro-released "re-skin" of Scrabble. It used to be people would only buy multiple novelty versions of Monopoly...

  • Xockszky

    Would anyone buy this to read, or just to have a book of a photocopied Kindle? Either way, I'd rather read my copy that's an actual book.

  • captaindash

    This IS an actual book.

  • Xockszky

    Yea, but it's like those old bootleg movies that were recorded inside a movie theatre.

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