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Subject: Go with the Glow (was: Re: Enqueing all types.)
From: Michael O'Quinn (michael_at_oquinn.info)
Date: 2003-12-19


Using Archos hardware for mission critical procedures in a Nuclear Power
Plant.

Now THAT is a genuinely frightening thought!

I realize that you are only presenting that as an example, and not
necessarily seriously proposing equipping any Nuclear Power Plants with
Archos' (I hope!)

;-)

Michael

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Neon John wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 16:00:27 +0100, "Henri" <hdavidlists_at_free.fr> wrote:
>
> >And how do you "WPS" a TXT file ?
> >How is the time lengh of firmware ?
> >
> >On top of all what would the use for this ?
>
> I can think of several uses for this. Let's suppose you're listening to an
> audio course such as are available from The Teaching Company and other
> sources. It would be extraordinarily nice to be able to display a screen of
> text or graphic displaying, say, an equation while the audio segment is
> playing.
>
> Another application might be to display an info page about a band before or
> during the music play.
>
> If Rockbox is extended a bit more to be able to detect and record responses
> (YES or NO, for instance), the application could be extended to the industrial
> arena. As a retired nuclear engineer, my experience is in the power plant
> setting. Any activity in the plant is governed by a written procedure that
> requires "verbatim compliance" and in many cases, second party verification.
> The procedures are very detailed such as "connect the plus lead to cabinet A,
> terminal strip B, terminal C". Some facilities still use paper procedures but
> many have gone paperless. Currently very expensive handheld computers such as
> the Telzon are used, all without audio.
>
> A "procedure execution extension" would display the pertinent info (plus lead
> to cabinet A, terminal strip B, terminal C) on the screen while the audio
> gives detailed instruction such as where to go, what precautions to take (call
> the control room, for instance), etc.
>
> We could have default behavior settings in the config. Say, scroll, noscroll,
> scrollspeed, page, nopage, pagedelay, persist, nopersist (to keep the text
> file on the screen while the next selection(s) play), etc. We could then
> enable a small set of metatags in the text file to change the default behavior
> on the fly.
>
> Rockbox has broken the "music player" paradigm with the audio book, text
> display and other extensions. Why not take it further outside the box to
> other mixed media applications such as self-instruction.
>
> Non-music extensions such as the "procedure execution extension" might just be
> the bludgeon needed to penetrate the skull of the decision-maker of one or
> more hardware makers, the idea dawning that many more sales could be made to
> the commercial/industrial market. A consumer box won't be as rugged as a
> Telzon but on the other hand, at >$2500 for a Telzon, many "throwaway" units
> can be purchased for each Telzon.
>
> Just something to think about.
> John
> ---
> John De Armond
> johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
> http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
> Cleveland, Occupied TN
>



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