Details of Barnes and Noble's electronic reader hit the internet today ahead of the device's expected launch. barnes_and_noble_nook Nook: The Barnes and Noble e-reader Details of the electronic reader leaked onto the web today, and seemed to set tech writers drooling. The machine will be based on Android and features a …
...the name suggest something.
Think you can get pr0n on this? :D
My coat's the one with the dirty rag in the back pocket...
OK, call me shallow
Oooh, shiny and I think I want one. It's not as nice to look at as the Sony, but IF you can share (swap) books and they're cheaper than the real thing I would be very interested.
Nook-e meets Haynes
If it's a Nook-e reader then will technical manuals have to read like this example I found.
"As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire, highly functional yet pleasingly formed, perched prominently on top of the intake manifold, aching for experienced hands, the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging to be inspected and adjusted as described in chapter seven of the shop manual."
I'm going to by B&N's reader---
Because it's named Nook(ie)?
You guys are too funny.
I'll have some of what you're smoking.
If it lets me read Razzle
I want one.
Nook e-reader jokes
To significant other:
Dear, I'll be out for awhile. I'm going down to the corner for some Nook-e. :-)
I have a netbook, don't want another gadget
Ok fair enough let me buy some DRM-laden files and read them in some DRM-laden software... but please let me use my netbook!
I would demand that once I have bought a DRM hell ebook, they are mine to backup and use as often and whereever I like.
Everytime you open a title in the reader software it dials up and checks with your online account that you can access the title. Maybe it could let you open them "offline" 3 times before you then have to get them authorised online again.
That would be ok with me.
Still too expensive
I just don't see the appeal of these things, whether they come from Sony, Amazon, or B&N. For $200+ it should come with the complete contents of Project Guttenberg and a whole lot else besides. If I still have to pay $10 or so for the book, I can get a paperback for less. One that doesn't need batteries, I can read it at the beach without worrying about getting it wet or getting sand in it. It will fit in my coat pocket, etc., etc.
s/by/buy/, Re: I'm going to by B&N's reader---
You lost me at...
"The price tag will be $260..."
Wake me when they start at $100 -- and it takes less time to flip the page than it does to read it.
No text search
Still no text search and annotations? Fail.
We know what you read last week...
One step closer to having a big brother who will serve you with pop up ads. What I'm waiting for is the brain implant that can simply transfer the book into my head along with the scent of the book for added realism!
I don't get these either and am not interested in owning one. I get it that it can hold lots of books that free up shelf space, but it's one more gadget to mange, keep charged, can break easily, and some crackhead will kill you for.
Looks good, though at the price tag.. Still too steep compared to the good old dead tree format. If the prices of books were commensurately cheaper (i.e. half the price) then sure.. I'd make the money back over time. Lending is a good thing; I'll have to see how that works (though how one lends to a friend that doesnt' have one of these is a mystery).
As an aside, something screwy seems to be going on with the 'add a comment' login.. I just got someone else's email address on the email line.. Anyone else seen that?
e-books as gifts
I have a friend who likes to buy people books as gifts (birthday/xmas whatever), I have a Sony PRSwhatever, can she buy me an ebook?
From what i have seen e-book purchases (especially DRM ridden ones) are purchased for use on the device that the user is registered to.
@Blake St Claire
Ahh give him a break.
At least he used the correct 'too', 'it's' and 'you're' :-)