Interestingly, there is a discrepancy between the Rulebook and Glossary on this point, which I only recently noticed and haven't had time to fix.
The Rulebook already uses
boromir's proposed explanation, and apparently has done so for years.
I'm not sure there's any practical difference between the two rules (except, as boromir said, a little more visibility on a failed download?), but obviously discrepancy between two documents is bad and should be fixed at some point. (If there IS any direct contradiction, the general rule
is that the Glossary trumps the Rulebook.)
I agree with Allen re: cluttering that bullet point in the Glossary. Next Monday's rule update will include a Tactics-style allowance for downloading Q-icon cards (at least, the currently draft of the update has one), but it will (like the "Downloading Tactics" rule itself) have a very small footprint.
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