The nook files: First post

I really need to get a quality consumer-oriented nook review out the door. But you know? I’ve been too busy reading. For almost six weeks I was poised with mouse button finger over the “Cancel” link on my nook order. I worried about Barnes & Noble’s hardware, I worried a lot about their software development — I really, really, really worried about the content lock-in — to them or Amazon. (I’m still worried about the content buy-in).

But at the end of the day — I just want to read. I want to have a dozen books in a book sized-device that has a higher resolution than current LCDs. I don’t want physical tomes to take up shelf space, that take up dead weight when I move houses again. I just want to read — conveniently. And honestly, any halfway decent eBook reader is going to let me do that.

So that’s what I’m doing.

Some quick first impressions since tuesday:

I like it. I really do. That’s really all that needs to be said.