Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Internet Channel Petition
Dear Nintendo, Adobe and Opera,
Since the early days of the Wii, your company (Nintendo), has advertise the, very useful, "Internet Channel" as a key feature of your home console. While I do not discredit the Internet Channel as a valuable feature, many Wii users are beginning to have major issues. The most important of the problems is the lack of proper updates. The last time the Internet Channel has had a worthwhile update was back on October 10, 2007. That update gave the channel's users, USB keyboard support, the launch time was greatly reduced, and up to 56 favorites were able to be saved. Other notable features of your last update include, the ability to send Favorites to people in the Wii's Address Book. as well as the ability to highlight words on a Web page and copy it to the "Search" function.
While all of those features are great, the most important feature of the Internet Channel has been greatly neglected. While browsing text-only pages might be a speedy process, media heavy pages tend to suffer drastically. Without a proper flash update, the "Internet Channel" has now been rendered nearly useless. This letter and petition is being created to bring awareness to the three parties involved in creating a proper flash update (Nintendo, Adobe and Opera). Things have degraded so far that Youtube embedded videos on web pages such as blogs are no longer viewable from the Internet Channel. It is honestly very hard to recommend the Internet Channel as a purchase to a new Wii user. In its current state, it would be more comfortable browsing the internet from a computer than from the comfort of one's couch. This needs to change.
We, myself, the people who are signing this petition are solemnly asking you, Nintendo, Adobe, Opera, to please get together and solve this issue. There are many Wii users who would benefit from such an update and many more future Wii owners as well. Please take this petition into consideration and know that this is proof that Wii owners DO care about the Internet Channel and would like to see more "regular" updates. This petition will be hosted from my blog which can be found at the following address, http://lightykd.blogspot.com If you wish, we would be glad to have a response from a Nintendo, Adobe or Opera representative in the comments section of this petition. If you would like to contact me personally, you may reach me at VIA e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: To everyone who will be signing this blog, please place your "digital signature" within the comments section of this blog post. Just type your name on the first line and if you would like to suggest features, break down a few lines and type what you would like to see added. If you are doing the latter, please stress the need for a Flash update. The need for a Flash update is the major reason for creating this petition. Good luck to us all...