The update to the LCD menu is Ok. Nice to have the WiFi button right there. Now if only I could get wifi to work with my AirPort base station. Perhaps the Nook doesn't like WPA2? It sees the access point, but won't connect.
Page turns are a bit faster.
Previous to the update I hadn't picked the Nook up in a couple months. Which is, as Rob Pegoraro noted, a devastatingly bad review.
You see, most of my reading is newspapers or magazines. Books I read tend to have some illustrations, and lots of foot and end notes. The Nook (and Kindle, from what I've seen) suck as newspaper readers, suck as magazine readers, don't do illustrations well (maps in LoTR are about 1.5 inches square), and don't handle footnotes or endnotes.
Technical books, such as from O'Reilly, are a disaster. I often look at the index to look up a particular item, then turn to that page. Nook doesn't do that. With the Nook it's: Open the search box. Type in the word you think you're looking for. Retype it because you fat fingered it. Don't find it, look again. Don't bother searching within a search. Search doesn't replace a good index.
The index for "HTML:The Definitive Guide" has three levels of indexing for some entries.
- hyperlinks, 3, 25-29,193
- clickable image maps (various page numbers)
- area tags
- map tags
Search doesn't replace that.
If all, or most, of your reading is novels, then the Nook is pretty good. But you hit its limitations fast.
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