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Subject: RE: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 43

RE: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 43

From: Rob Powell <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 23:49:32 -0000

Daniel, ignore this joker, clearly he's not even bothered to look at the
web-site. If he'd used rockbox, he'd know that the whole point is the speech
output. He's also know that there are some cool features which are better
on the rockbox than on the standard firmware. One really important point
though, if he can see the videos on his ipod, why not use the display to
access them, or was that too obvious.

I'm sorry there are such idiots around, thanks very much for all the great
work you guys are doing, without rockbox we'd have no way of accessing MP3
players like these at all. I feel like apologising to you guys on behalf of
all blind people, but then I shouldn't have to.

Thanks again for all the hard work


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Daniel Stenberg
Sent: 20 March 2006 23:36
To: Rockbox
Subject: RE: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 43

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Alex Gibbons wrote:

> Why is rock box not using a form of platform like apple osx or windows for
> the codding so that we blind or arshley sighted user can take full
> of there ipod videos.

You obviously have no idea what software development is, how it works or
kind of system you think lives inside your iPod device. This question is so
off I don't even know how to answer.

> We want to be able to have as much fun with our ipods as you sighted

Sorry, but music players with huge graphical LCDs are likely to be at least
somewhat more fun for the sighted audience.

> The second thing that really get my goat is this angle that you say that
> rock box is also for sighted users, but do you know anyone who is sighted
> who uses it

Yes. I am sighted. I use it. And a few thousand other sighted users too.

> most people who are sighted would just go out and buy an ipod or other mp3
> players.

Yes we do, we need a player like that to run Rockbox on. But so do the
visually impaired users who want to run Rockbox.

> It is us specal coumity who need a methord of using our mp3s because of
> sight issues

Rockbox is a firmware for portable music players, that also happens to be
rather "blind-friendly".

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
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