Andrew Turner ajturner at
Wed Jun 6 18:54:49 CEST 2007

On 6/6/07, el jefe delito <eljefedelito at> wrote:
> I hardly think that my parents, or anyone else who may have a passing
> interest in a sweet phone, reads Slashdot.  My friends don't read it.  Even
> those who do read Slashdot seem to know little about the phone (read the
> comments in the article).

Be honest here - your parents, or anyone else with a passing interest,
is not going to be using the Neo1973 anytime soon either. The
article's audience hits squarely with the first-user audience.

If you talk with other hardware companies, you'll realize that they
usually get one chance with new hardware to really be successful. They
don't have the time or money to have a 'flop'. And getting widespread
coverage too soon would result in a flop because the device (or
lineup) isn't ready yet. So they'll look at it, think "not for me" and
never give it a chance again.

So while publicity is good, it seems prudent at this point for you to
hold off on widespread coverage until the entire hardware and software
base becomes solid and realized.


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