[NTLK] ANN: USB-001 Pre-Order Opportunity

Lord Groundhog LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 11:37:10 EST 2010

~~~ 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.

[1] 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.  

[2] 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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