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Old 12-02-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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I came across an article about how Adobe DE1.5 will fix many of the design features in 1.0. There is this one part that made me laugh at loud at the absurdity. Don't try to drink anything while you read it.

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Adobe executives admitted that they had not anticipated that customers would want to back up their e-books. "We simply underestimated what percentage of users needed that feature and how much they depended on it," McCoy said.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:41 AM   #2
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"To be clear, Adobe never made a commitment to protect users from doing dumb things like a hard drive wiped of content," McCoy said. "Our view is that's unfortunate, but that's not Adobe's fault. There are always users who don't like DRM and blame someone else for it. It's a class of situation that's unfortunate for users… but ultimately Adobe is not responsible for."
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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Same old attitude. "We have your money. We don't care any more."

As for me, I sure as hell won't depend on Adobe or anyone else to "backup" my ebooks or other digital data. You just can't trust any of them. If the data is important to you, then the only one you can trust with it is yourself.

Edit: And using the euphemism "backup" is just another lie. It isn't really a backup copy, but the original, which is being held hostage by DRM.

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Old 12-02-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
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Digital Editions works in conjunction with Adobe Digital Editions Protection Technology (ADEPT) digital rights management, a "new, hosted content protection service to guard publisher's rights while maintaining superior ease-of-use for consumers."


... Modern day Snake Oil salesmen, but "ADEPT" makes a pretty label for the bottle. Unfortunately they're selling it to the publishers but making the end consumer drink the stuff.

Hilarious article though Adobe might want to reconsider their spokesman. It appears to me the only "stupid thing" people did was purchasing the DRM laden content from Adobe in the first place.
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