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Old 11-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by oj829 View Post
This. There's a certain intrusiveness in the Kobo market mindset which really puts me off, and which you can see with their approach to "recommendations", etc, and the number of times my outbound firewall alarms when I fire up the Desktop app.

remember, there are multiple ways to think of these devices. i primarily think of it as a device upon which to read files. the companies (amazon, b&n, kobo, sony, etc) primarily think of it as an interface for us to buy their files.

making us set up an account is merely part of their vision of what this device does. let's face it -- they make their money primarily off of sales of ebooks, not off the price of selling us the device.

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Originally Posted by EldRick View Post
b) the Internet is essentially everywhere civilized. If I were the Kobo Product Manager, I wouldn't waste a minute worrying about this one.
i'd disagree. i'm taking mine on a cruise soon. it definitely is civilised. it sort of has internet. very overpriced internet. i'd hate to have my kobo reset and want an internet connection (at lots of money per minute) in order to work again. i could easily run up the cost of the reader in the time setup took!
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