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Old 09-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #151
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:18 PM   #152
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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.

Luck;
Ken

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:58 PM   #153
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...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.)...
Screw the U.N. on this one, Ken. I would be right behind you. I don't envy my son and his wife raising their children in today's world.

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Old 09-14-2010, 01:19 AM   #154
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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.
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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.

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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.

Luck;
Ken
Even if you call it an e-reader for kids, it still involves a parent or someone who is a techno-geek and can convert books to FB2. For many books it will mean either first stripping the DRM, involving another step of geekiness, or a trip to the darknet, again involving some geekiness.

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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