Neo 1973 is sold out...

Jay Vaughan jay at
Mon Aug 6 19:11:23 CEST 2007

On Aug 6, 2007, at 5:17 PM, Jonathon Suggs wrote:
> I for one am glad that I did not purchase the GTA01.  The entire  
> process (at least from what I have read) has been at best a  
> complete disaster, and it still isn't over or even getting better.

Now thats just going too far.  It is not a complete disaster, nor  
would I consider it a disaster at all: The whole order of initial  
developer-focused product has been *sold out*.  Do you have no idea  
what that means?

Certainly, it is encouraging, and nowhere near disaster.  Lucky  
developers out there right now are getting their code on; just  
because you aren't (yet) able to do so for physical hardware just  
means the game is, quite seriously, on.

> Sorry for the rant again but just thought it needed to be said.

Your rant is misplaced in my opinion.  GTA01's have been delivered to  
hundreds, if not thousands of geeks around the planet who eagerly  
awaited their arrival, and many (myself included) still do check the  
mailbox daily, in eager anticipation of getting on with some  
seriously fun hacking.  I predict a worthy app-sphere for the GTA02  
delivery, as a result, and certainly: the GTA02 horizon is where the  
focus should be, frankly, for all avid hackers and coders currently  
wetting at the jaw for something fun to carry their works around in ..

I think you, personally, Jonathon Suggs, are just simply complaining  
too much, when there is in fact a grand deal of positive activity  
occurring on the entire Moko project, which stands to make rather  
nice headway in the opensource hardware realm; a realm which,  
frankly, has new rules worth applying enthusiastically.  OpenMoko is  
a -startup- for this activity; rapid growth pains most certainly can  
be disastrous, but in this case are worth bearing by all and sundry  
interested in the future of portable, pocketable, Linux-based  
communications devices.

If the GTA01's are all sold out, more the merrier for the 02's, which  
are positively the developer-user step up they ought to be.  I hope  
for sure that while there are a few thousand 01 hackers around, the  
02 crowd numbers in the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands.

So .. If you don't have your OpenMoko yet, well don't kid yourself.   
You probably came late to the party.  This is no reason to start  
pissing in the punch.


Jay Vaughan

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