Barnes & Noble launched earlier this week their e-reader, the Nook.
I heard today an interesting interview on NPR's All Things Considered with Gizmodo's Matt Buchanan, who talked about the one thing that everybody is occupied with: is the Nook better than the Kindle?You can listen to the interview right here:
Dan Nosowitz, the author of this post, brings very good reasons explaining why he fell in love with the Nook - the only reason I was missing of course was the "green" one: how it's more environmentally friendly than a physical book. Amazon didn't provide yet the Life Cycle Assessment that will provide us with the reply to this question, or the data required to conduct it. Hopefully Barnes & Noble will.
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