It's a computer back up system that comes with the nook. It serves in case of a malfunction or meltdown of your device (or dropping, crushing, destruction or loss of date.) It got past my hesitation of e readers due to their major vulnerability of losing data.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
> THE CLOUD???
> On 10/25/12, KeithV <keithbvaughn@...> wrote:
> > I got my wife a Nook last christmas and haven't got it out of her hands
> > since! Anyway, why don't you upload those to the cloud (if they aren't
> > already.)
> > Keith
> > --- In email@example.com, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@> wrote:
> >> I WAS GIFTED WITH A Barnes & Noble Nook last year. This was in
> >> response to a comment that my carry-on contains one toothbrush, a
> >> change of underwear and 40 pounds of books to read. I also casually
> >> mentioned that I was thinking of getting an e-reader so I could carry
> >> more books with less weight, but I didn't know which to get. They
> >> each have their own fanatics but none do it all and I wanted something
> >> that would read: EPub, PDF, Doc and Txt which are the most common
> >> formats found on Gutenberg(dot) com and a few other sites. A week or
> >> so later, my daughter's mom gave me a B&N Nook with a waterproof case
> >> so I could take it kayak camping.
> >> Ok, I went crazy and downloaded the entire ERB & REH Libraries, every
> >> FanFic I could find, the classics SF, etc. Then I figured, why not?
> >> And added USGS maps of the areas I hike and camp, books on survival,
> >> camping and even river guides for the rivers I paddle. In short,
> >> while most people have 5 books on their Kindle, I have 5,000 on my
> >> Nook.
> >> Why so many?
> >> Have you ever been on a plane or waiting someplace and taken a single
> >> book then either finished that book or decided a chapter in that you
> >> hate it
but are stuck? The E-reader solves that problem with enough
> >> variety to satisfy my urges be they SF, philosophy, technical, etc.
> >> If I finish one book, there is always another to read. If I hate that
> >> book, move onto another.
> >> Plus, with the micro-sd card slot, I can expand my library exponentially.
> >> Thus, on the e-reader itself, I have mostly fiction. The entire
> >> collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E Howard, H G Wells, and
> >> many others including FanFic for my favorite authors. I even found a
> >> couple of the Tierney Red Sonja novels. The search is a long one for
> >> Gutenberg has some and what they lack, Gutenberg AU probably has. And
> >> I admit to missing a lot of what I am seeking, but the search goes on.
> >> BUT, on the SD card, I have comics! I found a Brazilian site that had
> >> the first 150 Savage Sword of Conan. And now, thanks to
> >> ERBZine(dot)com, I have access to the Dell Tarzan library and some of
> >> the John Carter comics. True, they are all on individual scans so I
> >> am slowly
slowly.. ever so slowly, opening the images, saving them,
> >> then when I get home, I use my PDF converter program (gifted to me by
> >> an ex-gf) to convert the 50 or so images into one PDF file which can
> >> be read as a book on my Nook or computer.
> >> So far I have finished Dell Tarzan 1-21 and Dell Tarzan 132-196.
> >> Still searching for the Marvel and Dynamite comics.
> >> I also scanned in a few of my Red Sonja comics that my daughter left
> >> behind and my personal Cavewoman comics. And I freely admit that I
> >> am looking for more of these. Either Red Sonja & Cavewoman and any of
> >> the ERB & REH comics in PDF or EPub format or, when I can find and
> >> afford them, hard copies that I can scan and convert myself.
> >> Why? Because after a long day paddling up a river, fighting Jet-Skis
> >> (a device that will reduce the IQ of the average American from 80 to
> >> zero in 3.4 seconds) and speedboats, watching Bald Eagles and Big-horn
> >> Sheep and enjoying Nature, sometimes it is pleasant to sit by a
> >> campfire with a glass of Merlot and my e-reader and turn off my brain
> >> by reading a comic book. Or when camping and an unexpected rainstorm
> >> hits, and I am alone so cannot play my travel Chess or Jetan set
> >> alone, it is relaxing to sit in my tent reading as the rain falls. Or
> >> on a long road trip when I am in the passenger seat and tired of
> >> playing "slug-bug" I can open a comic and not mind if I am
> >> interrupted with conversation.
> >> Comics are a relaxing form of entertainment. They require not much
> >> thought or attention but allow for a relaxing waste of an hour or so
> >> when I am not in the mood for Plato or Hesiod or Asimov and don't want
> >> to be interrupted at the climax of a novel.
> >> NOW, when I have them all done, I will upload the collections onto
> >> CD's for permanent library and will happily copy and send these CDs to
> >> people who wish a similar experience but save them the trouble I am
> >> accomplishing.
> >> In the meantime, I am happily downloading the rest of the Dell Tarzan
> >> library from ERBZine, and searching for any other REH & ERB e-comics I
> >> can find to load on my Nook for a good travel read. The e-reader does
> >> not and should not replace a hard copy at home, but for travel, it has
> >> found its nook.
> >> --
> >> Rick Johnson
> >> http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com
> >> "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined
> >> security will soon find that they have neither."
> Rick Johnson
> "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined
> security will soon find that they have neither."