Email from my friend Sharyn to the Four Major Food Groups & Literary Society, aka our book club.
Subject: Why I choose a Nook
Because I’m a Nerd at heart. I worked with IBM/Microsoft software for 40 years – proprietary software. Kindle has proprietary software. That means if – in an insane moment – I want to download stuff from my Mac (PDF, JPEG, et al) I won’t have to go through an Amazon converter first.
I narrowed the selection to Kindle & Nook. Whenever I travel out of the US, I’ll have downloaded the books in advance.
All I wanted was an easy to read eBook – the B&N Salesperson told me I should buy the B&W Nook and not the Nook Color. I also purchased the 3G+Wireless adapter because I’m not adept with foreseeing everything I’ll want when wireless is available.
The Nook accesses public libraries.
The Nook uses AT&T wireless – same as the rest of my equipment (iPhone user). The Kindle uses Sony WiSprint.
Nookie also has an expansion slot in case I need to carry around over 1500 books at at time. (hah!)
The main advantage the Kindle has – which I wish I could have had – is that there is an inline dictionary. I don’t know how the Kindle reaches the word, but I have to use down/up/left/right arrow buttons on the Nook. Then I choose dictionary from the choice appearing at the bottom touch screen (where the Kindle has a keyboard). Then I see the definition. Maybe Kindle isn’t any better – but the Nook is pretty clumsy.
B&N is a 30 minute drive from our Texas home. In Alaska, I think adding a stop to B&N when I go to Anchorage will be easier than the USPS. (Not that I don’t have the highest esteem for the USPS.)
And …. I could checkout the Nook and buy it before I traveled to the week long visit to the in-laws.
And, Dana sez, here’s a buy link to B&N for you.
(Kerri responded, “I don’t think I put this much thought into getting married.“)