Monday, February 8, 2010

Remember the Nook?

If you don’t, you’re not alone. Barnes & Noble was furiously trying to roll out the Nook e-reader for Christmas. Production delays foiled those plans, and now the Nook is due in most USA stores by mid-week.  The problem is, the landscape has been redefined.  It was owned, quite rightly, by Amazon’s Kindle.  But now that Apple has entered the arena, (See: Gorilla, Eight-Hundred-Pound) the war is perceived as Amazon vs. Apple- with the poor little Nookster left out of the fray.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pissing contest

Two columnists from rival online rags disagree about whether or not why buying an eReader is a good idea right now. Mike Elgin gets point number seven half wrong.

Even if you’re not persuaded by all my arguments, and insist on giving an e-book reader, you should know that one of the best options is unavailable. If you order a Barnes & Noble Nook reader today, for example, it will arrive on January 4.

Dumkopf! The best option unavailable isn’t even on the market yet. Look for it next year ’round this time.