6 posts • joined Friday 11th December 2009 12:54 GMT
> the cost of data will have to increase (Americans already pay a good deal more than Brits, as does most of the world)
In what way does the rest of the world getting shafted worse than us mean we should get shafted more??
Stupidly small caps followed by utterly daft £perMB charges are just stupid but the only alternative the providers seem to understand is "unlimited" deals that they then lose money on. Why can't anybody seem to put together a £perGB deal at a sensible price??
you do not need to activiate via a PC of use Kobo's software
> you’re forced to connect it to a computer onto which you’ve downloaded Kobo’s library software before you can use it.
No, you are not, I activiated one yesterday via WiFi and it worked perfectly, I've not got the Kobo library software installed at all (I'm using calibre).
Re: The book business has no intention of making the same mistakes as the music business
They may not be making exactly the same mistakes as the music biz, but they are still making some bloody stupid ones.
It is ridiculous that several years after the release of a book the ebook prices will often still remain at the launch (hardback or sometimes more) pricing, I've seen cases where an electronic copy of a book costs over double the cost of the paperback, even taking shipping into account! Seems fairly hard to justify that one to me ...
Re: yeah, but so what
It is unlikely to directly take us anywhere, but that isn't the point, the important thing is what we will be able to do with the knowledge later.
Although we have use amounts of information about the properties of elements we are still regularly making discoveries that we can't explain (e.g. why does X go super-conductive in a magnetic field when at pressure?? Y & Z don't ...), understanding the building blocks will help us understand why and hopefully help us correctly predict those properties with a greater degree of accuracy. Then we can reduce the amount of "poke it and see what happens" science that is currently done because we will be able to predict with a high degree of confidence what will happen!
head over to modaco for unlock info
I flashed a new ROM onto mine on day 1 & repartitioned it to allow for more app space.
I'm happily running an ARMv6 version of flash also, can't remember where I got it from now but likely on the modaco forum somewhere.
I upgraded from the PRS-500 (which I imported) shortly after the PRS-600 came out - I think the touch screen interface works very well but i do take your point on it degrading the readability. It's still a very readable screen but noticeably less sharp than the PRS-500/505, but in my opinion the new interface, search, dictionary, and faster refresh offset that.
You can do multiple bookmarks but Sony have broken the functionality vs the PRS-500/505, but I personally don't worry about book marks now that I can use the search to jump back to the nearest chapter or directly to the passage if I can remember enough of it.
Try using the alternative Calibre software instead of the usual Sony crap and avoid the music player (thats what ipods are for) to preserve your battery.
Personally - I'm happy with it, been reading several books a week on it since I bought it and not tired of it yet.