This Christmas, my mom became an owner of a Nook Color. While excited about the gift, she is challenged at the appeal of access. There is an openness to information she had not ordinarily had despite having both a PDA and smartphone previously. Environments where you attach a device and retail activity to one’s credit card is uncommon practice for her. For me, it’s darn near normal. Is this a good shift, even in light of the implications of connecting this data just for access?