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Nook is to Kindle as Zune was to iPod?

I watched with interest as Barnes & Noble released the Nook, an electronic book reading thing that's pretty similar to Amazon's Kindle.  I immediately thought of Microsoft's Zune music player, released well after Apple's iPod had pretty much conquered the world.  There are some interesting similarities and also some differences. Dominant Design There are several…
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Wood is the new White

In computers and related devices, for a long time, things were pretty much grey, black and silver in some kind of rotation until the ipod and imac made white the new black. Periodically, a hot cell phone or other device makes a signature color briefly hip.  Then Apple made a bunch of colors the new…
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