I found my Nook needed a reboot this morning. My first thought of course, was "what now?" -- I was pleasantly surprised to find the latest update now includes a Game tab -- with Sudoku and Chess. "Audio" prompts you to load music in via the USB port, and the "Web in Beta" is a minimally usable web-browser (requires wifi)
Overall, given that that the Nook is running Android underneath, its nice to see them flex a little. The touch control could be a little more reactive -- I have to admit that Apple has the "responsiveness" thing down -- second in line is the Palm Pre's WebOS. I suspect it comes down to either processor power (trading off battery life of course) -- or prioritization -- Apple knows the Human comes first.
I'll have to look around, find, build or buy the talent to produce an app along the lines of an RSS reader -- like bloglines -- or have The Big Idea webserver recognize its a Nook browser, and reformat the content so that its visually more appealing. Right now too much screen real estate is taken up by the feeds menu on the right.
Rebooting is a great metaphor and can apply to more than just the technology we're increasingly becoming reliant on.
It seems to be the last line of defense when it comes to technical support -- "have you power-cycled X? have you rebooted the computer?"
So Today's Big Idea is this: Rebooting isn't just about fixing problems. You are frequently better off than where you were before. In other words, an upgrade.
Not only true with technology, but also careers and life in general. The best way to reboot? Take some classes, get a certification or degree. Invest in yourself. And when all else fails, reboot