Quote from jewesque on October 18, 2011, 17:26
Quote from liz on August 29, 2011, 16:44
I think I can give you a definitive answer on this - no, we will not be building anything like the machine you mention. Sorry.
Liz, you have such a nice way of saying "NO! Now STFU!"
I think this goes back to a point I was making on Google+ the other day. There is a serious difference between literacy, the ability to read, and reading comprehension. I think some people are reading this site and some of the press info and they immediately think "Wow! A custom built high performance micro PC for $25!" and suddenly, they have a mile long wishlist... but all for under $50. Because, like, it should totally work that way!
Many of us more realistic persons here see the $25-35 pricetag and go "Wow! I wish I could have more, but that's still fantastic for the price and a great little toy to play with and build on!"
Even if the majority of these units go to the enthusiast community, I think that can only be a good thing. Enthusiasts in developed countries will develop more uses for this device, expansions, refine software, and that will make it only more useful to the project's intended audience.
I see the low price tag and think, "how the [scep: edit for language] can they do that at that price?" shortly followed by "how can I make it better for my use? Lightweight PC, Low Power Media System, House COntrol Unit ( Lights, TV, Heating Ect ) " then the most important....
"How many of these do I need to buy as I am bound to burn them out "