Daily Archives: October 30, 2013

Today’s Must-Read

The Logic of Stupid Poor People

You have no idea what you would do if you were poor until you are poor. And not intermittently poor or formerly not-poor, but born poor, expected to be poor and treated by bureaucracies, gatekeepers and well-meaning respectability authorities as inherently poor.

This was brutal:

When she left my VP turned to me and said, “did you see that tank top she had on under her blouse?! OMG, you wear a silk shell, not a tank top!”

A minor error of not knowing can keep you down.

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Barnes & Noble’s New, Dumber, Final Nook

It’s fitting that Barnes & Noble (or Nook Media, or whoever the hell they are now) made this latest eInk Nook device white.

White like a tombstone.

They did away with the microSD card slot. Thus making the prior model more useful to people than this one.

This isn’t even worth my time to grab someone else’s photo. Go see it here:

Engadget: Barnes & Noble’s Nook GlowLight is lighter, brighter, whiter, with less Simple Touch for $119

The Verge: Barnes & Noble’s new Nook GlowLight is lighter, faster, and full of ideas

Techcrunch: Barnes & Noble Outs The $119 Nook GlowLight, We Go Hands-On

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