Convince me NOT to cancel my order.

alan at alan at
Wed Aug 29 21:56:59 CEST 2007

admin at

IMHO, Your response here to Joe was uncalled for and frankly, rude.

I also resent the implication that I and others are "disgruntled whiners".

While gentleman may agree or disagree, there is little to no call for this
kind response to such a minor observation or suggestion.

My point is starting this topic was to bring attention to the fact that
probably 500 to 1000 potential developers were likely to get saddled with
GTA01 phones right before the GTA02s were released and that FIC staff were
not providing sufficient information about likely delivery dates.  We are
volunteers TRYING to put up our time and money to move this along, but due
to understandable circumstances many of us are being left out.  FIC should
be more open about the schedules if they expect volunteers to contribute
time and effort.  It would also be quite understandable for a potential
developer to be annoyed that he just payed for a GTA01 and the GTA02 come
out within days.  FIC should proactivly mitigate this possible scenario.

More on the future shape of the Neo...

Another reason to square off the bottom is to make it stand up on a flat
surface or MORE IMPORTANTLY, sit upright in an off-the-shelf bluetooth mini
keyboard.  You should not be restricted to landscape mode useage when off
device keyboarding.

Remember, were not just talking about a PHONE here, but portable

Alan McSwain
alan at

Original Message:
From: admin at admin at
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:25:08 -0400
To: community at
Subject: Re: Convince me NOT to cancel my order.

If you are one of the disgruntled whiners about the Neo, then unsubscribe.

Joe Friedrichsen wrote: 
On 8/28/07, admin at <admin at> wrote:
 Read the post before you jump to conclusions.
 The suggestion was to make at least the bottom square.

I did:

On 8/28/07, admin at <admin at> wrote:
I prefer the aesthetic look of the Neo and there is nothing more
comfortable to handle than a symmetric design.

Point in case, a classical rounded edge shaped bar of soap is the
easiest to handle....Square soap never worked for me.

The structure and order of your statements give the impression that
your 'point in case' refers to your preference of symmetric designs.
That example compares two symmetric shapes as if one were not.

The square-bottomed Neo suggestion is still symmetric about two of the
three axes as well :-P



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