Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Have you been Nookd????

Have you been Nookd???

This appears to be the story of the day in newspapers all the country and with the techies involved in e-readers.

I gave Philip Howard a Nook for his birthday as he had been thinking it would be an easier way for him to read "War and Peace" by Tolstoy.

The Nooks were on sale so we bought one for each other. He was thrilled until he came across the word "kindled" in the story of "War and Peace". It had been replaced by the word Nookd.

Did someone have a great time doing this? Total mistake? Anyway, you can read his blog and check out the story on some news sites today and decide for yourself.

In the meantime, my Nook lives in the bottom drawer of my desk, I just can't make myself use it, I love real books just too much.

I think being Nookd is going to be in future dictionaries! It will also be featured today on NPR Marketplace.

Oh, I hear that the Nooks are now on sale? Could that all be due to Philip Howard?



Lou Ann Homan said...

I should mention as well that it will be on Marketplace on NPR today and that the story is all over the web!!

Anonymous said...

Lou Ann, I have had a Kindle for several years. Until a few months ago it was little used as I too thought I preferred "real books."
I gave some of my children and spouses Kindles for Christmas. (Mine still more or less unused) Then for Valentine's Day I gave my husband a Kindle. I was not sure he would use it at all. Then low and behold both of us were reading our Kindles all of the time. In May when we went to Ocracoke we did not take a grocery bag full of books, only our Kindles. Nothing will ever take the place of real books. However for travel Kindles are the bomb! Also being able to highlight a word and having the dictionary definition pop up is a real convenience.
So maybe you should take your Nook out of the drawer and start out with some free books that you have been meaning to reread and enjoy the best of both ereaders and real books.

Anonymous said...

The above was from your new Facebook friend, Saeah in Gastonia.

Anonymous said...

Sarah that is

Lou Ann Homan said...

Sarah, thanks for the advice. I will take it out when I am ready, especially for traveling as I seem to do that alot.