[access-uk] Re: Bookcourier V IPOD Shuffle

I read an article in Wired News today about a library in Long Island New 
York who are loaning audio books to members loaded onto iPod shuffles.  I 
was puzzled because I thought the whole point of the shuffle players was 
that you heard tracks randomly which doesn't sound ideal for audio books. 
Plus the article implied that each chapter or at least chunk was in there as 
a separate file so is there some way of turning the suffle feature off on an 
iPod shuffle?  and if not what's the appeal of listening to audio books on 
an iPod shuffle?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Farley" <john_farley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 6:38 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Bookcourier V IPOD Shuffle


> Thanks Steve,
>
> That confirms my thoughts, but with one additional item. I did not realise
> that you could not turn shuffle mode off!
>
> As I want it for audio books that limitation puts it completely out of the
> game.
>
> I'll get in touch with you when I decide I can afford the £225.
>
> Cheers.
>
>
>
>
>
> Regards, John
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of
> Steve Nutt
> Sent: 07 March 2005 08:09
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Bookcourier V IPOD Shuffle
>
> Hi John,
>
> First, we can sell you a Book Courier, price is 225 pounds.
>
> Next, as I understand it, the problem with the Shuffle, is that you have 
> to
> use the Itunes software to transfer data, and this is pretty inaccessible,
> as I understand, although I have never used it.  Secondly, shuffle gets 
> its
> name from the fact that it never plays music files in the same order.  In
> other words, you have no control over the order in which the files will be
> played.  Because of this, I don't count it as an accessible MP3 player. 
> The
> Book Courier on the other hand, will play files, usually in the order
> transferred, although again, we don't really have control over that, but 
> it
> certainly doesn't play them in a different order every time, as the 
> Shuffle
> does.  The idea of the shuffle is that it literally shuffles every time, 
> so
> effectlively, shuffle play is turned on all the time.  If you don't mind
> that, the shuffle is indeed accessible, as I understand it, but with so
> little control of the unit, I wouldn't buy one.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> John Farley
> Sent: 06 March 2005 22:39
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Bookcourier V IPOD Shuffle
>
>
> Hello list,
>
>
> From what has been seen recently on this and other lists I have come to 
> the
> following conclusion:
>
> The IPOD Shuffle is an accessible devise in its own right, but there are
> access issues with loading it from the PC.
> Bookcourier, while being more expensive, at least in the UK, is probably a
> better piece of kit to go for as it is a purpose designed device and will
> fit VI need properly.
>
> First, it this view correct?
>
> Secondly, where is the bet place to source one from?
>
>
>
> Regards, John.
>
> John Farley
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