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Subject: RE: Lurker speaks out

RE: Lurker speaks out

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 21:10:32 +0100 (BST)

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
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Received on 2003-05-11

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