Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oy ... Remote Detonation of Nook Content

Crunchgear: "A user turned on his Nook after a while of not using it, and found that it insisted on updating itself. Not wishing to interfere, he let it run its course, and in the course of updating, it deleted all non-B&N documents on the device. What the hell, right? Doesn’t that break like 10 basic laws of user experience design? The worst part, though, was when he called it in. He assumed it was a bug, but he was told it was in fact his fault: he had failed to keep his Nook updated, and this was the consequence. The Nook couldn’t install the collected updates without wiping its memory."