Will Openmoko ever see the light of day? Was Re: Concern for usability and ergonomics

Jim Thompson jim at netgate.com
Thu Jun 14 13:21:36 CEST 2007

Attila Csipa wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 June 2007 16:26, Matthew S. Hamrick wrote:
>> Gibson Musical Instruments, where we were designing what was
>> effectively a custom PDA (don't ask.) 

guitar tuner?

> There were several delays,
>> And wait, and wait. And it never shows up. Then you get back on the
>> phone and eventually you find another parts distributor. Since then,
>> I've started taking delivery dates with a pretty large grain of salt.
> I have a story about an embedded automation device where in the end heavily 
> modded Buffalo and Linksys wireless routers were used. Not bc they were all 
> that well suited for the task, but because they were pretty available and had 
> most of the parts already on them. People do funny things to meet 
> deadlines :)

parts on them... and the software is mostly done too!

This is the only worrisome thing to me.  Nobody has seen the software.


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