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Old 11-04-2009, 03:37 PM   #16
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We all know what a "nook" is. The problem is that the word is associated more with the slang than not.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:37 PM   #17
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It's a clever name actually.
Oh I agree with the definition, with the meaning of the word. But they should have picked a synonym for 'nook'. It sounds like a play on the word 'book'.


Like a Vook. What silliness!
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:38 PM   #18
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We all know what a "nook" is. The problem is that the word is associated more with the slang than not.

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Old 11-04-2009, 06:19 PM   #19
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Amazon negotiated a position with pubishers and assured them they would have safeguards in place. Perhaps B&N need to do the same.

If you are going overseas load the device before you go, or get the books in epub from other sources and load via a laptop? There are ways around it. I think the nook will do well.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:12 PM   #20
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US book sales are about 30% of global book revenues (approximately $36 billion out of $119 billion) and afaik the largest unified market. So I don't think focusing on the US market first is a huge mistake.

Not to mention that ebooks are still a small part of the market, so it's not like B&N needs to have international right now or they're finished before they start.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:42 AM   #21
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I think the nook may be toast before it even drops.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:43 PM   #22
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Oh, good grief! This is getting to be like the Mac vs. PC religious wars. Sometimes I wish the e-book market would go back to being the fringe hobby market it used to be.
I have a PC, a Mac, and a Kindle, and I'm seriously considering buying a Nook. Does this make me an appeaser?

Or maybe I'm just neutral.

Holy crap! I'm Switzerland!

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Old 11-06-2009, 01:48 AM   #23
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:15 AM   #24
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Oh, good grief! This is getting to be like the Mac vs. PC religious wars. Sometimes I wish the e-book market would go back to being the fringe hobby market it used to be.
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Holy crap! I'm Switzerland!
You're not alone. I currently shepherd something like 30 Windows machines, six Macs, five Linux servers (in two different distros), and one Windows server; and keep them all playing nice together. It's less like Switzerland and more like the League of Non-Aligned Worlds.
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I think the nook may be toast before it even drops.
And, FWIW, I think the Kindle should have been used for kindling-but that's opinions for you, they're like assholes-everybody has one but polite people use euphemisms in referring to them.
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I have a PC, a Mac, and a Kindle, and I'm seriously considering buying a Nook. Does this make me an appeaser?

Or maybe I'm just neutral.

Holy crap! I'm Switzerland!
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #28
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I have a PC, a Mac, and a Kindle, and I'm seriously considering buying a Nook. Does this make me an appeaser?

Or maybe I'm just neutral.

Holy crap! I'm Switzerland!
I have a dual boot Win 7/OSX desktop, a MacBook Pro, several PCs, Windows Server, a Linux netbook and just Hackintoshed a Dell Mini 10v for my daughter. I'm a fan of whatever works.

Also have too many eInk readers floating around and am considering buying an eBookwise because it's on sale! I would probably give it to my daughter since she is an avid reader and it looks a lot sturdier than any of my eInk readers. I'm intrigued by the Nook but I want to wait until I can read some hands on reviews here before considering a purchase.
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