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Subject: RE: Lurker speaks out
From: Mike Holden (rockbox_at_mikeholden.uklinux.net)
Date: 2003-05-12


Aman Singer said:
> Hi.
> I have come to this group, and to the Archos, only very lately.
> Let me say that without Rockbox, I probably wouldn't use the Archos
> very much. I use the archos more for books than music. The resume
> function of the Rockbox firmware is as close to indispensable as any
> function of any computer I have.
> I am also totally blind. Because of the user who was good enough
> to implement Talkbox, I can put thirty or forty directories on the
> disk without worrying about remembering the location of each directory
> and sub directory. My archos tells me which directory I'm in, and I
> can choose the directories with an accuracy that would have been
> impossible without Rockbox.
> Thank you for making the player such a usable one.
> Aman
>

Thanks for the kind words Aman. As developers, we see so many comments
on here from people who say that their life would be "complete" if only
such-and-such a feature would be added (for example the recent 400 files
issue, and so many others). However most of these "problems" are trivial
issues when compared to your situation. It gives me a "warm fuzzy"
feeling to know that we can make a positive impact to even a single user
who's life is really improved by a feature, rather than just making
something slightly more convenient.

I think it's true to say that most developers only come to a project
like this for the ability to improve a product for their own use, and
maybe improving it for others is of only secondary importance
("scratching a personal itch" is a phrase I have often seen used to
describe this), but it __is__ good to see that someone's life can
__really__ be improved by the work we do.

Thanks once again.

-- 
Mike Holden

Rockbox page: http://www.mikeholden.org/~rockbox



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