6 posts • joined Saturday 14th July 2007 15:23 GMT
Here's one time I feel sorry for the US consumer. Let's hope the European consumer can resist this sort of bullying. I imagine the lawyers are already on the case for the big mobile companies. Pressuring MEP's and building up a list of carrot & stick incentives to try and force the European person on the street to accept this technology. Hopefully the fact that roving between countries is more important over here will knock the head on it before it even starts.
I would certainly consider one of these as I miss my ebook reader with the e-ink display already as I managed to lean over it last week and crack the front. It didn't take much I assure you. To all those who have not used one regularly they don't know what they're talking about. I've read my Apollo (version of the chinese jinke reader) in low light conditions, on the train, anywhere without the eye strain of an LCD panel. 6 weeks between battery charges, fitted nicely in my coat pocket better than a fat paperback, lighter and with 100 books to choose from on an SD card.
Bad points, when it did break it broke proper ! You need to be careful or have insurance (I didn't). Adobe Acrobat files were just too annoying to read. Just like a web page on a mobile phone is in my opinion. Would have been nicer to have more books formatted better for the 6 inch screen. txt & rtf files were best of a bad lot for formatting (obviously).
I say who needs the wi-fi connection & DRM. It takes two seconds to copy a document from the PC.
Also the delay in page turning is not so annoying once your used to it, it's not that slow.
Never understood why with the current state of the evolution of electric cars. Everyones talking about doing 200 mile journeys up and down the motorway & needing 150 mph performance. how many people out of the whole car driving population do this everyday ?
Really they should be linking up with other long haul carriers & car hire companies.
For example electric car hire at train stations so people can hire an electric car to and from a station to jobs in a town or city.
Why is the government not legislating to get middle class mums out of their 4x4's & into electric cars for the school run
This woman is a menace. She's one of those bully's who shout down anyone who disagrees with her. The debate should be national, open & no decisions made on how to move forward until a consensus found.
My personal idea of data protection is for me to have control of mine & no-one else, then it's my decision if I want to sell it, my decision if I want to release it & my decision if I want to keep it to my bloody self.
How about if we were all just given a memory stick with our own database on it containing as much or as little info as we wish to keep all under nationally agreed groupings. We have a choice of encryption provided by the open market for us. If you want your algorithms provided free with a packet of cornflakes as a promo thats up to you. If you want to pay for military grade you can. When you get your car tax, walk into a job centre, go to your bank or where-ever you use your key to provide what YOU wish. If someone offers you a discount or a new toaster for lifetime access to your TV viewing habits again it's up to you.
Of course not providing certain information could disqualify you from things, just like today not giving your wage slips will stop you getting a mortgage (possibly).
Some info could have a second or third layer of encryption held by a third party if needed.
If you wanted a job at GCHQ you may perhaps wish to prove you have not been surfing anarchist sites for the last 7 years. It's up to you
In the end and the whole point of this is YOU would be in control not some raving mad woman who wants to treat everyone as a child.
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