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Alan Browne
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      Feb 24th, 12, 10:27 PM

The cloud - really.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/te...ref=technology

or http://tinyurl.com/7zretvu


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      Feb 24th, 12, 10:36 PM
Dear friends:

Alan Browne <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> The cloud - really.
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/te...ref=technology
>
> or http://tinyurl.com/7zretvu
>


Only available for the USA, and maybe, to other "happy" Countries.

"Discrimination" is always a dirty word, Apple shouldn't have allowed that,
specially in the Internet age.

"You are only a click away, aren't you"? Maybe not.

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      Feb 24th, 12, 11:47 PM
On 2012-02-24 16:36 , Juan I. Cahis wrote:

> Alan Browne<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> The cloud - really.
>>
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/te...ref=technology
>>
>> or http://tinyurl.com/7zretvu
>>

>
> Only available for the USA, and maybe, to other "happy" Countries.
>
> "Discrimination" is always a dirty word, Apple shouldn't have allowed that,
> specially in the Internet age.


It's not an Apple offering.

I don't see where it's limited to US only (the Onlive site?).

If it is US only, for that there are three solutions:

1. tunnel into the US an anonymizing ISP that makes it appear that you
are in the US. No guarantee it will be fast enough.
2. wait until its offered outside the US
3. don't use it at all.


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      Feb 25th, 12, 1:08 AM
Dear Alan & friends:

Alan Browne <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On 2012-02-24 16:36 , Juan I. Cahis wrote:
>
>> Alan Browne<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> The cloud - really.
>>>
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/te...ref=technology
>>>
>>> or http://tinyurl.com/7zretvu
>>>

>>
>> Only available for the USA, and maybe, to other "happy" Countries.
>>
>> "Discrimination" is always a dirty word, Apple shouldn't have allowed that,
>> specially in the Internet age.

>
>It's not an Apple offering.
>
>I don't see where it's limited to US only (the Onlive site?).
>
>If it is US only, for that there are three solutions:
>
>1. tunnel into the US an anonymizing ISP that makes it appear that you
>are in the US. No guarantee it will be fast enough.
>2. wait until its offered outside the US
>3. don't use it at all.


It is an Apple problem, because to use it, you need to install in your
iPad an app from AppleStore, and that app is offered to iPad owners
from selected Countries only.

If all of us pay the same money that Apple's wants in order to use
their iPads, it is discriminating to allow only some customers to be
more productive than others, based in their national origin.


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      Feb 25th, 12, 1:21 AM
On 2012-02-24 19:08 , Juan I. Cahis wrote:
> Dear Alan& friends:
>
> Alan Browne<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> On 2012-02-24 16:36 , Juan I. Cahis wrote:
>>
>>> Alan Browne<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>> The cloud - really.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/te...ref=technology
>>>>
>>>> or http://tinyurl.com/7zretvu
>>>>
>>>
>>> Only available for the USA, and maybe, to other "happy" Countries.
>>>
>>> "Discrimination" is always a dirty word, Apple shouldn't have allowed that,
>>> specially in the Internet age.

>>
>> It's not an Apple offering.
>>
>> I don't see where it's limited to US only (the Onlive site?).
>>
>> If it is US only, for that there are three solutions:
>>
>> 1. tunnel into the US an anonymizing ISP that makes it appear that you
>> are in the US. No guarantee it will be fast enough.
>> 2. wait until its offered outside the US
>> 3. don't use it at all.

>
> It is an Apple problem, because to use it, you need to install in your
> iPad an app from AppleStore, and that app is offered to iPad owners
> from selected Countries only.


See 1 and 2. above. And 3.

> If all of us pay the same money that Apple's wants in order to use
> their iPads, it is discriminating to allow only some customers to be
> more productive than others, based in their national origin.


There may be other issues such as the availability of the high speed
network required to support it; licensing issues between Onlive and
Microsoft (version used), etc.

Whatever the real reason it is, it is not arbitrary discrimination.

In time, as it matures it will spread - after all that's what makes
money and for that nobody discriminates very hard.

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      Feb 25th, 12, 2:16 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Juan I. Cahis <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> It is an Apple problem, because to use it, you need to install in your
> iPad an app from AppleStore, and that app is offered to iPad owners from
> selected Countries only.
>
> If all of us pay the same money that Apple's wants in order to use their
> iPads, it is discriminating to allow only some customers to be more
> productive than others, based in their national origin.


There are apps that aren't available in the US that are available in other
countries.

The situation here is that even if you could download the app, it wouldn't
do you any good because the service that the app uses isn't available
anywhere outside the USA.

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      Feb 25th, 12, 5:31 AM
On 02-24-2012 16:27, Alan Browne wrote:
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> The cloud - really.
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/te...ref=technology
>
> or http://tinyurl.com/7zretvu


Tried it.

Not likely to be trying it again. Microsoft Word in that thing on an
iPad is for masochists. Handwriting recognition is like using a really
old version of ViaVoice for dictation, i.e., recognition is not bad, but
correcting the inevitable errors is impossible.

Using the keyboard instead is no fun. One finger hunt-n-peck, because
instead of using the iPad keyboard, they squeeze in an image of a 67-key
external keyboard, making the keys way too small for normal typing. And
if I'm silly enough to try, every attempt at the space bar instead
launches one of the programs on the task bar.

When using the keyboard or script recognition, there is apparently some
secret incantation to get the text from the tool to the document. There
is an "insert" control, but tapping it erases the text in the widget
without putting it in the document.

Is Dvorak's review based on OnLive's marketing materials?

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      Feb 25th, 12, 6:01 AM
On 02-24-2012 17:47, Alan Browne wrote:
> I don't see where it's limited to US only (the Onlive site?).


Yes. Read all the legalese. Whether any of those restrictions are
actually enforced by IP-checking, I doubt.

> If it is US only, for that there are three solutions:
>
> 1. tunnel into the US an anonymizing ISP that makes it appear that you
> are in the US. No guarantee it will be fast enough.
> 2. wait until its offered outside the US
> 3. don't use it at all.


Having tried it, my recommendation is #3


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      Feb 25th, 12, 6:07 AM
On 02-24-2012 19:08, Juan I. Cahis wrote:

> It is an Apple problem, because to use it, you need to install in your
> iPad an app from AppleStore, and that app is offered to iPad owners
> from selected Countries only.
>
> If all of us pay the same money that Apple's wants in order to use
> their iPads, it is discriminating to allow only some customers to be
> more productive than others, based in their national origin.


OnLive may be right or wrong to limit access, but Apple doesn't have the
right to sell it where OnLive says not to.

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      Feb 25th, 12, 12:52 PM
Dear Wes & friends:

Wes Groleau <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On 02-24-2012 17:47, Alan Browne wrote:
>> I don't see where it's limited to US only (the Onlive site?).

>
> Yes. Read all the legalese. Whether any of those restrictions are
> actually enforced by IP-checking, I doubt.
>
>> If it is US only, for that there are three solutions:
>>
>> 1. tunnel into the US an anonymizing ISP that makes it appear that you
>> are in the US. No guarantee it will be fast enough.
>> 2. wait until its offered outside the US
>> 3. don't use it at all.

>
> Having tried it, my recommendation is #3
>


That is a good recommendation!!!

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