[bookcourier] Re: No further development of Book Courier?

I believe that while there are no plans to further develop the Book Courier
as it is currently configured, Springer Designed is devoting significant
time and effort to the next generation BC product.

If you wish to have some say in that effort, I recommend that you let your
interests be known.

For example, I hope that any future BC designs allow one to work off regular
AA alkaline batteries rather than off lithium or computer batteries, as I
find it much easier to pop in new AA's when needed than to have to plug in a
product to charge it.  Especially if I am on the road for extended periods
and I don't have a laptop or access to a desktop.

Brian Miller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kris Van Hees" <aedil@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookcourier@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 5:11 PM
Subject: [bookcourier] Re: No further development of Book Courier?


> In all fairness to Springer, I guess it is important to note that Katie
did
> not say that they were ending support on the BookCourier.  So there is
some
> hope for future updates, though it would be nice if there could be
somewhat
> more information on this (Katie?) since it's a lot of guesswork right now.
>
> I definitely second the requests for (hopefully) getting source code to
the
> transfer tool and/or the firmware if Springer does decide to end active
work
> on supporting the BookCourier so the commmunity can support itself.  I do
> hope that we hear from Springer on this, if only for the sake of those of
> us who did purchase a BookCourier (and we all know they are quite
expensive)
> in the past few months, some even days before Katie's message.
>
> Kris
>
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 07:53:17PM -0400, Dan Rossi wrote:
> > Karl,
> >
> > Actually, the word that there would be no more development on the BC
came
> > from Katie from Springer right here on this list.  This isn't just a
> > rumor.
> >
> > -- 
> > Blue skies.
> > Dan Rossi
> > Carnegie Mellon University.
> > E-Mail: dr25@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Tel: (412) 268-9081
>
> -- 
> Never underestimate a Mage with:
>  - the Intelligence to cast Magic Missile,
>  - the Constitution to survive the first hit, and
>  - the Dexterity to run fast enough to avoid being hit a second time.


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