Thursday, December 10, 2009

Walt Mossberg reviews the Nook

His conclusion: “It's not fully baked yet.”

Is Mossberg referencing Benjamin Braddock’s conversation with his father in The Graduate? (“Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half-baked.” “No, it’s not. It's completely baked.”) Or is this metaphor (completely baked, fully baked, as opposed to half-baked) now just part of everyday language?

A Review of the Nook E-Reader (Wall Street Journal)

comments: 2

Gunther said...

I would like to add that in Germany we have the saying "halbgar" which can roughly be translated as "half done" or "half cooked", and the use of that expression isn't restricted to food but also used for devices that are poorly designed (and of course ideas that aren't fully developed).

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Gunther. It’s interesting to know that this metaphor runs in both languages.