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(CNN)   Evidence that tech writers drink a lot of beer: " ales of the e-readers and tablets have sorely disappointed"   (money.cnn.com) divider line 9
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2013-08-20 06:53:08 PM
Will it blend? Yes? Will it ferment?
 
2013-08-20 06:59:23 PM
Readers will get cheaper and better but content is still king. Everyone but Amazon just needs to suck it up and make their devices read Mobi as well as Epub and face the fact that the "walled garden" approach will only work for Amazon because they have the content and delivery system. I have Sony and B&N readers but I buy my content from Amazon because the other reader's stores suck ass.
 
2013-08-20 07:12:22 PM
Dear Barnes & Noble.  The Nook sucks as a dedicated E-reader and it sucks as a tablet.  If you want to beat the Kindle, you need to make a Kindle... not a Kindle Fire.
 
2013-08-20 07:16:16 PM
I have a first gen Kindle and a Kindle paperwhite.  The paperwhite is such a great reader.
 
2013-08-20 08:31:06 PM

drewogatory: Readers will get cheaper and better but content is still king. Everyone but Amazon just needs to suck it up and make their devices read Mobi as well as Epub and face the fact that the "walled garden" approach will only work for Amazon because they have the content and delivery system. I have Sony and B&N readers but I buy my content from Amazon because the other reader's stores suck ass.


This, obviously. (And, as a tech writer, I'm getting a kick out of the headline...)

The ridiculous collusion between content publishers and content distributors, at the expense of content creators and content consumers, has hurt the content industry overall.
 
2013-08-20 08:53:47 PM
I use both my tablet and Nook Glowlight every day, Tablet for browsing around the web, apps and such games.

Nook for actually sitting down reading of comics and books, the e-ink is much better for long term reading.

Heres my tablet (32gb on board, got it for 260 on sale with the keyboard dock battery) http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-TF300-T-B1-BL-10-1-Inch-Tablet/dp/B 0 07P4YAPK
 
2013-08-20 09:07:20 PM
Still have an original gen e-ink Nook (WiFi + 3G). Still works great as an ereader.

Would still rather read books on there than on my iPad. Plus the battery lasts much longer.

I think that's the problem with the ereader business. It's not like other consumer electronics. There's no compelling reason for people to upgrade every couple years.
 
2013-08-20 09:22:32 PM

Doc Daneeka: Still have an original gen e-ink Nook (WiFi + 3G). Still works great as an ereader.

Would still rather read books on there than on my iPad. Plus the battery lasts much longer.

I think that's the problem with the ereader business. It's not like other consumer electronics. There's no compelling reason for people to upgrade every couple years.


I don't know, going from a 2nd gen Kindle to a Paperwhite was a HUGE upgrade for me.

Also, once they added Google Play and dropped the price, the Nook HD+ became an awesome tablet deal.
 
2013-08-21 03:02:11 AM

drewogatory: I have Sony and B&N readers but I buy my content from Amazon because the other reader's stores suck ass.


The world-wide free 3g is also really incredible. It's nice to be lying on a beach in Indonesia, think "I should have gotten more books to read," and start downloading what you want a couple minutes later.
 
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