If you’ll recall, when I got my spiffy Kindle 3 some months ago I promised a custom set of screen saver images to replace the device’s defaults with medieval manuscript pages. Well, at long last, here they are.
You can download a zipped rar file of the images here.
There’s 34 screen saver images in all. Some things I put in just because they’re famous–like the first page of the Beowulf MS– some others because they’re beautiful, and some because they’re both. Let me know what you think–unless what you think is “I hate this particular image,” because you’re under no obligation to use them all, you know.
Installation isn’t as easy as I’d like. You’ll have to jailbreak your Kindle 3, and rather than risking getting it wrong, let me direct you to the best set of directions I could find.
And for my readers without Kindles or too squeamish to hack into theirs, which I figure between the two categories is just about everybody, you can always amuse yourself by trying to identify as many of the slides as you can, or by suggesting extra slides for version 2.0.
A complete gallery of the screen savers after the jump: