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Submission + - US Navy develops world's worst e-reader (naval-technology.com) 1

Dimetrodon writes: It is an unspoken rule of military procurement that any IT or communications technology will invariably be years behind what is commercially available or technically hobbled to ensure security. One case in point is the uncomfortably backronymed NeRD, or Navy e-Reader Device, an electronic book so secure the 300 titles it holds can never be updated. Ever.
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US Navy develops world's worst e-reader

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  • ...the library, when you're updating the users? The enlisted Navy is about 19 years old and there's a whole new one about every three years.

    Besides, with almost zero cubic inches occupied by Moby Dick, a sailor has more room for his porn stash.

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