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Re: Helping Apple get iPod hearing protection right

On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, J. Scott Merritt wrote:

> It is inconceivable to me that there would be any legal
> impediment in the USA to a parent utilizing a "volume lock"
> to protect their child's hearing.

Just to prevent this growing into a thread: my comment was intended to be
ironic. Probably it is not obvious from "inside" what I was joking with,
or simply it was a very weak joke. In the latter case I apologize. (Not to
mention that it was also totally off-topic).

> From a practical standpoint, I reckon it is much more
> likely that the children will "outsmart" the parents
> and develop methods of defeating the volume lock ...

Yes, it will probably be a good motivation for children to learn how to
build a little pre-amp from a couple of transistors...

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