Optimistic about Barnes & Noble's Leaked E-Book Reader
I had heard the other day that Barnes & Noble was possibly releasing a Kindle-like e-book reader with a better interface (two screens including a small color one to browse books and type). It didn't excite me too much, as I find e-books to be a bit expensive and you're a bit limited with them the way they are implemented (you can't lend them to a friend for instance). However, today's article on Wired has actually gotten me excited. Apparently the rumors have it that the ebooks will actually be markedly cheaper than physical books, and there will be a feature in which you can "lend" the books to friends. I don't know the details yet, so I'll try not to get too excited, but if that's true, I think the Nook, as it is apparently called, will be a success, and possibly in my travel bag. As the Wired article puts it, opening it up will make the Nook to the Kindle as the internet is to old AOL. The more open the better.