"And to the best of my knowledge, Kobo has not hired Fozzy Bear as a software developer."
I concur, though I am forced to conclude that at times the possibility thereof would explain rather a lot. However, lest they develop "special" firmware just for my reader, I must make obvious my admiration for their efforts to date. Simply put, it ain't bad, but they get a lot of crap from us because it ain't perfect. OTOH, if they integrate that snack dispenser, who knows...