[NTLK] ANN: USB-001 Pre-Order Opportunity
ddenby at rogers.com
Sat Dec 11 18:45:14 EST 2010
You are of course correct. There are two giant buttons that say "Download" and one that says "Play Now". Two of those buttons, have side iconic buttons. All four of them take you to a spot that I refuse to go to.
Now, I did finally notice the smaller "Click here to start download" button. But why in the world would I assume that that particular button would do anything different than the other six on the page? Still damn annoying.
Thank you for correcting the eMail address.
As a person who owns most of the various I/O systems for the Newton, I am interested in this new mode. Currently waiting for the download.
On 2010-12-11, at 11:37 AM, Lord Groundhog wrote:
> ~~~ On 2010/12/11 14:20, Doug Denby at ddenby at rogers.com wrote ~~~
>> This is damn annoying.
>> Being very interested in this new USB solution, I clicked on the link provided
>> to see the demo. That took me to a site that wants me to join them before
>> downloading. I refuse to do so.
>> Please put the demo on a site I can access without cluttering up my system.
> Doug, it's OK, the thing works fine without joining anything. When you
> click on the mediafire link, you'll go to a page that has a huge button,
> halfway down on the right-hand side, that says "Click here to start
> download" with the image of a disk next to the words. **You don't have to
> do anything except click on that.**
> KN, 2 things. Sorry to be nit-picking, but I think they're worth saying.
>  it would be really nice to see what the port setup on the top of the
> Newt looks like. I'd just like a little help with visualizing how this all
> will look.
>  I'm afraid I found the camera work a little disorienting. Generally,
> it's worth trying to hold the camera absolutely still after each movement,
> so the viewer can get a visual fix on what he's looking at. That also
> allows for some kind of digital resolution to occur so that what we're
> looking at resembles the thing you're describing. I realize that the
> trouble was that you were struggling to operate the computer and your Newton
> at the same time, and we each are blessed with only 2 hands. ;-) It would
> be worth recruiting a friend or long-suffering family member act as your
> camera person, and explaining carefully/demonstrating the idea of moving the
> camera from laptop screen to Newton screen and then holding very still, even
> if it's only for several seconds, while you explain what we're looking at.
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
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> -- ref.: Arthur C. Clarke
> (With thanks to Chod Lang)
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