Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

Kobo Books: Your Borders eBooks Are Safe

Borders said this, Kobo said this, but I wanted to be absolutely sure.

Kobo Update

I asked (typos and all):

This is the bottom line question for eBook buyers.

If Borders goes out of business, are their eBooks *still* safe on Kobo itself? I have two libraries of freebies right now: Kobo and Borders. One does not see the other, This makes me and everyone else wonder.

They replied:

Hi Mike!

to answer your question, yes, your Borders purchases are still safe.


The Kobo Team

That’s good enough for me.



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The webOS 12:00 12:00 12:00 Moment

Palm’s amazingly user-hostile sign-up process

I’d heard a little about the steps required to use the original Palm Pre years ago.

But I had no idea it was this bad.

This is just so wrong. People want to play with their devices immediately, not have to basically take a test before they can use them!

This reminds me of the old hell people used to go through to set up their VCRs. Setting the time always defeated them due to poor UI and the machine would forever blink 12:00.

HP needs to drastically change this for the new Veer, Pre 3, and especially HP TouchPad.

I have no desire to sync my personal information — Calendar, Contacts, To-Dos, Memos — to any Cloud service. I think many people will want non-Cloud use of their TouchPad too, so HP had better take that into account!

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