– Barnes & Noble has released a color version of the Nook. Some folks are heralding it as a necessary step in the evolution of the ebook reader (which makes sense to me) while others are saying the Nook should try to be the best ebook reader it can be rather than competing with “more capable and connected devices” like the iPad (which also makes sense to me).
– Amazon somehow keeps claiming that Kindle and Kindle book sales are booming without giving anyone any idea how booming, or if indeed they are booming when not compared to sales of things that may or may not be booming. Or, as PC World Magazine more succinctly put it, “New Kindles… Selling Like an Unspecified Number of Hotcakes“.
– And finally, Amazon will soon force book fetishist curmudgeons to remove “you can’t lend an ebook to a friend” off of their list of complaints. I am confident that these complaint lists are scratched off by candlelight onto bits of parchment via a comically enormous quill pen.
There you go, people. Interesting times.
-Norm De Plume