This is Entourage’s second, smaller dual screen netbook with 6″ E-ink screen and a 7″ LCd screen. It’s a lot smaller and light than the original and yet still packs all the same neat features.
My unit arrived last night,and I immediately opened it and started setting it up. The gadget is very pretty, but the process is irritating.
The last step in the setup process is the one where Entourage forces you to agree to the EULA. I hate that. It’s presence is the sign of an incompetent and paranoid attorney. There is very little chance that it can be enforced in a court of law, and yet some idiots still stick it in. Plus, they’re forcing me to sign an agreement to use something I already own? Fuck that.
Entourage also forced me to register the Pocket Edge, which was entirely unnecessary. This was only the second device I’ve registered with Adobe in the entire time that I’ve owned ereaders. I have, in fact, 5 ereaders in my office right now that I have never registered. It’s not necessary.
See, I avoid registration not because of anything Adobe have done but because past DRM systems have screwed it up. It’s a lot safer to simply strip the DRM from an ebook; that way you don’t have to worry about the DRM breaking, not even accidentally. But there’s also the fact that Adobe Adept has a device limit of 6 devices (computers and ereaders), which means I would have run out of licenses back in 2009.
P. S. I’m goign to be sending my standard letter to Entourage on Monday. It’s the usual statement that after due consideration, I’m withdrawing from the contract and that their lack of a response will be taken as an agreement that the contract is void. I’ve never had to make use of this letter in a lawsuit, but I’m rather looking forward to the first time I do.