As every observer of the tech space knows, the tablet market is absolutely on fire, making these handy little devices a key part of the future. And although not your typical tech company, Barnes & Noble has done an admirable job adapting to the digital age. The brick-and-mortar retail company recently doubled down with its Nook tab. The Fool's technology editor sat down to explain the move and what it means for investors.

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