7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2012 8:01 AM by DeanGibson

    New Nook

      I love Nooks, I have two: a Nook Color and a Simple Touch Glow, and I'm looking at the rumors of the new one coming. I can only hope that the SD card will be better integrated into the new system, allowing the option of B&N content to get automatically stored on it. This will make it a no-brainer purchase.
      Anyone else with me on this?

       

        • Re: New Nook
          LectorGS

          I am looking forward to the same as well.  I hope this new Nook is a revolutionary one. 

          • Re: New Nook

            Pixelslinger wrote:

            I love Nooks, I have two: a Nook Color and a Simple Touch Glow, and I'm looking at the rumors of the new one coming. I can only hope that the SD card will be better integrated into the new system, allowing the option of B&N content to get automatically stored on it. This will make it a no-brainer purchase.
            Anyone else with me on this?

             


            A good file manager would be nice -- I'd like to be able to easily move files back and forth between the SD and Nook, and to have the option to install apps onto the card.

             

              • Re: New Nook
                BruceMcF

                Scott-Michael wrote:

                A good file manager would be nice -- I'd like to be able to easily move files back and forth between the SD and Nook, and to have the option to install apps onto the card.


                The available one is not a good one? AFAIU, the option to install apps onto the card requires kernel support ~ at least, if you root a stock system, to get apps2sd support you need to install either a modded kernel or an alternative kernel.

              • Re: New Nook
                NookaholicAC

                I for one cannot afford all new Nooks that come out. I have the very first Nook, and the Nook Tablet.

                As much as I love it, getting a new one every time they change them up is not an option for me.

                • Re: New Nook
                  patgolfneb
                  It seems as if sales forces needing some shiny but pointless changes were in charge. After 30 years neeeding big changes more often than every 7 or 8 years is unlikely. My current pet peeve is tablet type controls for cars. Using the menus and making changes is awful. It is sold as an improvement, but I suspect there is a cost savings when a bunch of knobs and buttons are replaced. A lot of those were unneccessary also. Complexity unless necessary should be avoided right? I thought this lesson had already been learned. Looks like a new generation needs to re learn this lesson.
                    • Change for change's sake
                      DeanGibson

                      patgolfneb wrote:
                      It seems as if sales forces needing some shiny but pointless changes were in charge. After 30 years neeeding big changes more often than every 7 or 8 years is unlikely.... I thought this lesson had already been learned. Looks like a new generation needs to re learn this lesson.

                      This is what I have been saying for quite some time:  The software industry is in near-crisis mode.  Many programmers are self-taught, and most companies don't enforce "real" (ie, strict) programming standards.  There is no apprenticeship.  I had a software development student at the U. of Washington not want to use any library functions in his code;  he wanted to write them all himself.

                       

                      Read the 40-year old book (recently reissued in print and as an eBook) "The Psychology of Computer Programming" by Gerald Weinberg, to see that this type of behavior is not new.

                       

                      We have learned very little in 50 years.