3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2016 6:39 PM by kamas716
      • Re: Goodnight and good Nook: farewell to a beloved e-reader
        kamas716

        1) I find it interesting that the image is of the NST, which came out 5 years ago, and not one of the recent models.

        2) She apparently didn't do any research before buying her devices.

        3) And then she apparently didn't do any research after buying her devices.

        4) She says 'app store' but then links to the press release about B&N shuttering its eBook store in the UK. Are eBooks called 'apps' in the UK?

         

        Just another article to add to the long list of horribly written tripe The Grauniad continues to put out.

          • Re: Goodnight and good Nook: farewell to a beloved e-reader
            roustabout

            The writer of the Guardian piece presents a failure mode which I wouldn't have thought possible, in which an ID10T object globs LCD and e-ink devices into an indivisible category.

             

            "Long after its immediate usefulness, it continued to amaze me. It was only 60 quid and I could check emails and Twitter, use apps, buy games: there was a lovely app where you could make your kids read to you and then you’d have a recording of them mispronouncing “emperor” and asking what naked meant.

            Then the next generation came out; it was somewhat smaller and did almost nothing. All it could do was download books."

             

            This stands in distinct contrast with us hereabouts, who surely approach some kind of nook descriptive word limit, albeit a bit lower than the 500 words for snow the Innuit are fabled to have.

              • Re: Goodnight and good Nook: farewell to a beloved e-reader
                kamas716

                roustabout wrote:

                 

                This stands in distinct contrast with us hereabouts, who surely approach some kind of nook descriptive word limit, albeit a bit lower than the 500 words for snow the Innuit are fabled to have.

                Well, that Innuit descriptive word for snow thing is a little misleading. How many words do we have for 'water'? Off the top of my head I can think of several: Ice, Steam, Ocean, Sea, Lake, Pond, Puddle, River, Stream, Swamp, Slough, Eddy, Estuary...