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Forwarding, because my Desire has no idea what a reply-to address is :p

-Damien Ellis

(sent from my HTC Desire)

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From: "thealmightyspacebat@gmail.com" <thealmightyspacebat@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 12:56 pm
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: x86_64 Windows build
To: "Ian" <ian.lynch@theingots.org>

I've written a thousand word essay (on digital convergence :) ) on my iPhone during a very long 
long long car trip, if that counts for anything. (also to prove a point to a teacher, about the 
very subject!).

The battery life of mobile devices is amazing compared to that of laptops and the like - if you 
give users the experience they are looking for (a decent word processor), then you already have the 
portability, battery life and nearly always on handiness of said mobile device working for you. And 
if Regular Joe McJoeson downloads "LibreOffice for Android", and thinks "oh hey, this is pretty 
cool", and say if there was a non intrusive "LibreOffice: for Windows, Linux and Mac" screen in the 
loading process, they would be more interested in the desktop product. Getting a presence on the 
mobile platform could really get LibO out there, as mobile apps have a much lower "effort level" to 
install. Press a button and its done, unlike the desktop app, which is rather large and daunting to 
someone who just bumped into it. 

Just my 2 sporebucks.  

-Damien Ellis

(sent from my HTC Desire)

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From: "Ian" <ian.lynch@theingots.org>
Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 6:32 am
Subject: [tdf-discuss] Re: x86_64 Windows build
To: <discuss@documentfoundation.org>

On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 16:20 -0400, Steven Shelton wrote:
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On 11/4/2010 3:31 PM, e-letter wrote:
In terms of priorities, making LO the default for mobile (e.g.
android) is more important than windoze.

Really? Because I can't recall the last time I drafted a legal brief on
my cell phone.

The legal profession is hardly a good precedent for technology
innovation :-)

Ask how many 15 year olds have drafted an essay on their cell phone.
That would be a much more realistic test of the future.

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Ian
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