|09-13-2010, 03:02 PM||#151|
Not who you think I am...
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Sony PRS-350
When engineers make software...
Q: How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
A1: One. But she would insist that the way she did it was distinctive.
A2: None. "According to my calculations, the problem doesn't exist."
A3: None+. "Just let them use Calibre."
|09-13-2010, 03:18 PM||#152|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Heart of Texas
Device: JetBook Lite, AuraHD, PDA, Eee Transformer
OK, I admit that I can't really see how Ectaco sees this as a viable move with no DRM
support and only the two lessor used (outside Russia) formats.
But you all seem to have missed where I mentioned "would be willing to support".
The controls appear simple enough and straight forward. So the operation of the device
should pose no real problem for the young or Techno-Challenged.
If I still had little kids, I wouldn't be letting them find and buy anything on the Internet,
much less literature. I would supply them with the SD card filled with Daddy approved
reading material. (I know I would probably find myself in violation of the UN "Rights of
the Children Treaty" for cruel and inhuman treatment.)
I also have no problem helping out my elderly friends and neighbors by giving them both
a simple to use device and an SD card filled with literature I feel they might like, classics
most likely. I would be sure to tell them that it would be no imposition if they wanted
any help finding and installing other books of their choice.
Last edited by Ken Maltby; 09-13-2010 at 03:20 PM.
|09-13-2010, 03:58 PM||#153|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tempe, AZ, USA, Earth
Device: JetBook Lite (away from home) + 1 spare, 32" TV (at home)
Last edited by Lady Fitzgerald; 09-14-2010 at 12:28 AM.
|09-14-2010, 12:19 AM||#154|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: Nexus 7, jetBook-Lite, jetBook mini, Toshiba Thrive, JETBOOK COLOR
I agree with Ken. jetBook mini is is a true eBook reader for kids. Kids can choose different colors and it looks simple and handy to keep.
|09-14-2010, 01:15 AM||#155|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Device: Soney PRS 300, android phone and tablet, blackberry phone and tablet
How about those of us who haven't grown up yet even though we are chronilogically challenged? I want the cheap e reader too. :-) of course, it would help if I could figure out how to remove DRM, then there would be no challenges, right? IF I wanted to convert all my ebooks through calibre, to two lesser formats.....I'll wait for FW updates, I think.
Last edited by Jakie; 09-14-2010 at 01:26 AM. Reason: more thoughts.
|09-15-2010, 09:45 AM||#156|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Nook SimpleTouch with Glowlight
A device meant for children should still be simple for Joe/Josie Parent to load.
I hope Ectaco updates the firmware PDQ. This is a nice looking device, very similar in form factor to my much loved PB360. I think it is a great design and crippling it by having the only ebook format supported be the obscure FB2 is just so ridiculous.
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