Way back on May 10 of 2010, I wrote a Display Daily about my purchase of a brand-new Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. I detailed how I opted for the Nook over Sony’s e-reader (remember it?) and the early Kindle platform, not to mention the first-generation iPad.
Several interesting things popped into my head as I re-read that story in preparation for today’s DD. First off; even though the column was titled "A Look at the Nook, Part I," I never got around to writing Part II (that will be corrected shortly). Second, I wound up spending over $300 for my purchase, as I had opted to take the $70 extended (two-year) warranty with my Nook. Third, I mentioned how useful the Nook would be for reviewing Powerpoint and Excel files, shown as Acrobat PDF files. And fourth, I was pretty pumped up by the rudimentary Web browser, which allowed very limited navigation via the 144×480-pixel LCD screen.