It’s a good thing I had the camera with me this morning.
Daily Archives: December 4, 2010
As I said earlier, I stopped in Barnes & Noble again today and gave the NookColor a deep fondle. Really went through it.
I’m more impressed by it. And it’s exactly what Barnes & Noble said it is: a reading tablet. It’s a new category. And before you laugh, what do you think the upcoming KindlePad will be? An open Android tablet with Kindle as just an app? I don’t think so. So, Barnes & Noble got there first.
And let me update one post from earlier: NookColor Type Crime. The horrible type crime there had to have been the fault of that particular ePub. Because I didn’t see any evidence of that in any other books I looked at on the NookColor today. Type is really gorgeous on it.
If the damn kittens would let me, I’d buy one. And, of course, I’d root it too.
That is three inches tall!
The Barnes & Noble I was at had a table full of these. They’re Barnes & Noble public domain classic collections. Like $20 per book. And you can buy a box of four of them!
I saw that after doing a deep fondle of the NookColor today. The inconsistency of strategy nearly made my head explode. Why is Barnes & Noble spending money on those?
At one time, such a book would have pleased me. But today? No. I don’t think anyone would ever read those. They’re a pain in the ass to lift and hold. There’s no point to such a book. Except as another example of American obesity overkill.