- The nook is finally in stock, though you may be better off waiting Apple and Spring Design out to see where prices land. LG is stepping into the ereader/tablet ring. Qualcomm’s Mirasol color display using butterfly wing tech is pretty cool looking. It’ll probably cost too much to be a game changer though. Also new to the game: The Notion Ink Adam uses a Pixel Qi display, whatever the hell that is. Here’s the Bookeen Orizon. [UPDATE: Evidently the iPad is intimidating enough to scare off Acer.]
- I’m not too excited about Apple bringing back FairPlay DRM. It’s no doubt related to their desire to control ebook prices, odd since iBooks isn’t even coming preloaded on the iPad.. I wonder what kind of kiddie-DRM Fisher Price will employto keep toddlers from pirating iXL software. Also in kid ereaders: the VTech Flip.
- It’s just public domain stuff, but it looks like this British library did a decent job with these classics. I like this EFF checklist for reader’s digital rights. Too bad publisher don’t much care about reading the data.
- I adore this vast collection of Lolita covers. The UK Ministry of Defense released all their UFO files to the public…cool. I’m currently reading a collection of post-apocalyptic fiction, so I found Slate’s guide to survival guides pretty cool. Conversely, I find the concept of BookByYou entirely f*@#ing stupid. And for a video, I’m sick of the snow; I’d buy one of these if it actually worked:
and this is just rad: