Actually, the features of the Aura HD should have been included in the Kobo Glo as an upgrade to the Kobo Glo.
What all these corporations are doing these days is simply maintaining the first product as it is, maintaining its price or close to it, so as to justify a higher price for another 'premium' model instead of putting these ‘premium’ features into the original product.
What all these corporations are doing these days is simply maintaining the first product as it is, maintaining its price or close to it, so as to justify a higher price for another 'premium' model
If you think about it, these corporations say that the price of new tech is expensive because it is new. But over time, with innovations, the cost of producing old tech (such as the Kobo Glo) should drop significantly. That is when new technology, such as that which is included in the Kobo Aura HD, if included as an upgrade to the newer models of the Kobo Glo, should maintain the price of the Kobo Glo at its original price.
For instance, if when the Kobo Glo first came out, it was, say, $100. Then, over time, with the production of new innovations as seen in the Kobo Aura HD, the price of the Kobo Glo should drop to, say $30-$50. That is when the innovations in the Kobo Aura HD can be stuck into the Kobo Glo and the price for it maintained at $100. So there is no need for a Kobo Aura HD.
When I first bought my Honda PCX 2013 model, it didn’t have features that the following year’s model had. Did Honda produce a 2014 model and call it, say, Honda PCX Aura, and give people the ‘choice’ of two models in 2014 - one with the 2013 features and the PCX Aura with the 2014 features? No. These features were added on to the 2014 PCX model and the prices maintained as in the previous year though you were getting more features (which should have been included in the 2013 model actually, since the technology was already around for some years!). Same thing applies in the case of the Kobo and all other e-readers out there. And if you think about it, much of the innovations for just about any type of product out there.
It seems, that to 'keep up with the times' comes with it an inbuilt prerequisite of becoming more stupid with the passage of time.
This is a global scam, but most don't put much thought to this, and hence, fall victim to this new corporate ploy to get more money out of the people. Now, what we have to fear are not the corporations, but the people who are so gullible and easily trained to accept far less for much more.
Those few of us on the planet who realise these things, unfortunately, have to suffer along with the rest who think there isn’t a problem. And the young, who know no better for want of historical knowledge, will take to it as a duck does to water.
Knowledge, and wisdom, is indeed sorrow. It seems, that to 'keep up with the times' comes with it an inbuilt prerequisite of becoming more stupid with the passage of time. Like I've said before, the term 'piracy' is too narrowly applied, and in the favour of the 'legitimate' pirates of our times.