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Can a libertarian curmudgeon survive in a post 9/11 America? Is it possible to create the perfect meal on a Baby Q grill? Will Elaine finally succumb to her innermost desires? Check out my novels - which I am excerpting to separate blogs as I write them. Just click on my Profile button to access their links.
- Name: Derek A Benner
- Location: Citrus Heights, California
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
So please, if you're considering a new ebook reader for yourself, family member or friend, either as a Christmas present or for any other reason, click on the title of this post and check out the BeBook!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Amazing what two days make.
Given that I've not posted about my problems with Bookeen's service and support since 8/22/08, my paranoia center wonders whether this recent 'attention to service' may have had it's roots in my most recent blog post. Hmmmm...
Anyway, my second Cybook is coming back to me. Now if only I could get the Netronix people to give me an RMA for my EB-100.
Still, I'm seriously considering getting either a Jinke V3/BeBook or a Sony PRS-700BC for my next reader.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
You know, it's bad enough that this is a French company and believes it is appropriate and business-like to shut down the company for the entire month of August (Vacation time, don't you know?) and FAIL to even bother to post a notice on their web page and blog with that information. It's worse that their updates are flakey enough that one cannot know whether a given firmware update will freeze the device in the middle of the update process - requiring the device to be sent in for repair or replacement. But to then not bother to notify the customer that they have received the broken device and are (or are not) repairing it?
Let's just say that my next ebook reader will be a Jinke V3. As I can get one under the BeBook nameplate with a simple credit card purchase, I'll be purchasing one soon. I will then use Open Inkpot (click on the title of this post to go there) to read my mobipocket and ereader ebooks. And I will bid my love affair with the Bookeen Cybook, adieu. Be smart, buy any ebook reader *but* a Cybook.