In any event, I badly hope that B&N wises up and will allow sideloading of nonB&N Books and restore a memory card slot. Decent tech support and low prices would help as well, along with an aggressive campaign to get big publishers to move on from traditional DRM.
If the large houses want to boost their sagging market shares and give Amazon the finger, what better way to do it than to team up with B&N and drop such reader-hostile technology? Don’t count on this happening, though.
Screenshot from the B&N Web site: Now you see it—now you don’t.
B&N Media Kit, as found in Google’s cache: The NOOK GlowLight Plus mention came with a link that led to more or less the same page, without a reference to the Plus.