Originally Posted by markbot
Looks like it will be sooner than 5 yrs with the news B&N is on the chopping block. I always knew B&N days were numbered...just like Blockbuster and Tower Records et al.
They are an analog in a digital world.
The nook will probably be lost in the shuffle or killed by the new owners.
Why would it be? If new owners were _stupid freaking morons_, maybe, but then they would shrink to the size of a chain of mom & pop used book store. The recent announcement is nothing more than investor garbage. My hope is that the original founder dude buys back the company, privatizes it, and then does the real work of finally shifting the company over to primarily digital sales.
Amazon may always be number one, but it will never have me until they move over to e-pub.