iOpener Update

From: Charles P. Hobbs <>
Date: Thu Apr 6 15:17:08 2000

On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> I saw it last night, what gets me is the "Developer 100" program. It will
> provide 100 registered developers with iOpeners that they can modify.
> What a joke.
> At this point I'd like to apologize to the list for ever bringing these
> things up.

There are at least two things going on:

1. Netpliance finding out that their system can be used in an unintended
way, and taking action to prevent it.

2. Netpliance forcing a draconian TOS agreement (opt-out charge of $500 if
the device isn't used within a certain amount of time, and some other
"goodies") on its users, even those who have ordered but not yet received
the device.

#1 I can understand. #2 just seems sleazy and wrong.
Received on Thu Apr 06 2000 - 15:17:08 BST

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