What's interesting today

PC World: Barnes & Noble Unveils $249, 7-Inch Nook Tablet
This product is in direct competition with the Kindle Fire, and B&N is not shying away from that fact. I’m interested to see where the tablet marketplace goes once these have been out for a while, since it seems like Apple is one of the only computer manufacturers who has had success with a tablet-as-smaller-computer angle. For people who are really only interested in a tablet for media consumption, this might be the better and more affordable type of product.

Washington Post: Nook Tablet, Amazon Kindle Fire ‘mini-tablets’ will shake up market
This is exactly what I was thinking when I read the PC World article above.

Wired: Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can’t Search
It’s nice to see this discussion come up someplace outside of the library sphere.