Will they? Won’t They? WHO CARES! I’m just along for the ride.
Over the past few months, Barnes & Noble and the Nook have joined Ross and Rachel, Buffy and Angel, and Dawson and Joey in the pantheon of great on again/off again couples.
It started back in May when Barnes & Noble got its beau some fancy new jewelry in the form of the Google Play app. But, being the brooding hunk that it is, playing nice just wasn’t in the cards–at the exact same time that it added Google Play, it also dramatically cut prices in both the US and the UK. The Nook didn’t like that. A few days later, the word in Mrs. MacIntosh’s homeroom class was that the Nook had had enough of all the pushing and pulling and was leaving B&N for Microsoft. Barnes & Noble shaped up for a bit after that and the rumors stopped (Microsoft shrugged and mumbled, “Whatever, I wasn’t that into it anyway”), but the troubled yet irresistible bookstore hadn’t changed its ways. A month later, it cut prices again, leading many (including me) to speculate that the relationship was on the rocks.
Then, the inevitable breakup: at the end of June, the company …read more

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