I love the phrase “legally authorized representative.” It makes me feel as if I can get what I want, when I want it, and from anyone, anywhere, at anytime. When you see a product advertised or promoted, you are going to want to look at it as if you are authorized to buy it.
If you have any doubt about that, just try signing a credit card. You will probably see a big red X on your screen, and if you’re not careful you’ll open it yourself. This is called a “signature block.
We’re having a really tough time with the official certification process. We are being accused of failing to meet the requirements of the GPL – your rights (you have the right to do so). It’s not actually a violation to register your rights, it’s just a sign of how your rights are being interpreted, and the GPL requires it. We’ve seen in the past that some organisations have failed to give you a green light to take on the certification process.
We thought we were being careful and legal. We werent. The certification process is a huge pain in the ass to get right. It is not rocket science, but the process is so complicated and time consuming that most companies just give you a “maybe” – you have to convince them what they want to hear. There are also a lot of hoops you have to jump through to get everything to line up.
I’m not a lawyer, but in this case we wouldnt have had to go through all the time. If you go through all the time, you don’t really have to go through all the time. The process of certification is so time consuming and complicated, you can’t even get right.
In the case of the Amazon Echo, the company had to create a special form for the new device. It was so complicated and time consuming that the device itself was not approved until it was “certified”. The forms for each Echo device are so complex that only the most experienced Amazon Echo buyers know the whole process. You have to take the form and type out all your questions one after another, then send it back and wait for it to be approved.
That kind of complexity is why Amazon has a strict set of guidelines for all of its products. The Echo doesn’t, so the company is forced to create a separate process for each Echo. It’s a lot to get right, but Amazon has a great track record with its new devices. The Echo is the best thing Amazon has ever created.
I’m not one to go anywhere without my phone. But I am the kind of person who feels that every little detail in my life should be documented. So I feel like I must document it. I have done it for years, even though it was only recently that I got the Echo and I’m finally able to use it. So I’m going to give the Amazon Echo a try. But I’m going to take the full Echo, and then I’m going to split it in half.
And then I will take the half that Im not allowed to have, and I will just give it to someone else.
We’re not sure if the Echo will work with your current account or if you will have to create one or just buy it outright. But it does work with any existing Amazon account, and the new Echo costs $100 in the US. Our Amazon affiliate account can be used to make Amazon purchases. So all we need to do is give Amazon a few bucks.