Thanks. Sandisk apparently has gone to a lot of work to please us spoken word listeners, in both the Fuze and the new Clip firmware, making this possibly the perfect audiobook and podcast player (ok, only ranked fifth in podcasts per MP3 Insider, but the Zune and iPod need a full software-firmware sync’ing infrastructure to get that top ranking, not drag-and-drop).
Sandisk might as well leave this DRM hole there, or else they’ll possibly lose some of the OverDrive audiobook audience they have worked so hard to attract–some OverDrive listeners already know of, and appreciate this hole, and are beginning to look for it. It’s not like we could be doing anything bad–book listening is a one-time thing. No one’s going to leave a book on their player afterwards to needlessly take up space. Or lend out their player to someone else.
Add me to the list of buyers, thanks to that final bit of unpublicized information. Will also be recommending this to spoken word fans, after I get it and verify it’s as good as it seems.