* Posts by Alby

2 posts • joined 15 Jan 2011

Amazon sets date for Kindle Touch UK touchdown


monochrome e-ink....meh....

What I want to see is a review of the Ectaco colour eBook reader. I presume it's a reskinned version of the South Korean one but available over here and would like to see someone take it through it's paces before I part with £350(!) of my own money on one. Go on, El Reg, you know you want to have a play with one too.


Apple tightens rules for iPad news delivery


Not surprised in the slightest ...

When Apple came for the alternative app stores,

I remained silent;

I was not a alternative app store operator.

When they locked out jailbreakers,

I remained silent;

I was not a jailbreaker.

When they came for the Flash and interpreted code,

I did not speak out;

I was not a Flash or interpreted code user.

When they came for the content creators,

I remained silent;

I wasn't a content creator.

When they came for me,

there was no one left to speak out.

Because of their continual need to try and control how I use a product that I've purchased, I've avoided Apple products for the last 7 or 8 years and each day I feel more and more justified in doing it. As bad as the Apple situation gets, the real trouble will come when Google decide they don't need to play nicely any more and start rocking the boat in the same way as Apple are doing now. The ripples will be like tidal waves for a lot of businesses ...