Survey about the Touchscreen
antisol at internode.on.net
Sat Nov 22 16:13:02 CET 2008
Sometimes I wish this was Slashdot:
"Score: 5, Insightful"
> On 21 Nov 2008, at 16:41, Tilman Baumann wrote:
>> I just want to point out that I will not vote because the vote is
> I when I finished reading this list yesterday it had only 3 replies,
> and thought about replying.
> Unless your email address ends in @openmoko.com, please keep "surveys"
> and "votes" off this list!
> They seem to generate a very high number of posts lacking in
> thoughtfulness - as opposed to, say, those a thread titled "capacitive
> screens vs touchscreens" might - and it is naive to consider what kind
> of hardware an individual user would prefer in isolation of all the
> other compromises that would be required to accommodate the decision.
>> And even more important. Price and availability.
>> What you want is totally unimportant. The question is which
>> are you ready to make?
>> This is nothing that can be figured out by some stupid two options
>> I would like openmoko to do bold steps.
>> But they should also be careful.
> Introduction of a multi-touch screen would only fragment the userbase.
> 10,000 Freerunner owners would be bitching that they can't run
> $new.app because it requires the new screen type; owners of the new
> device would be bitching that existing apps don't use the cool new
> Hardware decisions are best made by those who actually have an insight
> into ALL the variables of the planned hardware. The whims of you & I
> are simply irrelevant if Openmoko / FIC are unable to purchase multi-
> touch screens. In case you're not aware, hardware decisions have
> already been constrained by an unavailability of parts in such small
> quantities as those used in Openmoko devices - you might have to buy
> 100,000 or 1,000,000 units before the vendor will talk to you.
> Besides that, GTA03 is no longer subject to change - isn't it stupid
> to be making plans (especially when you're not in a position to do so)
> for GTA04 or 05, when the hardware available by that time might be
> quite different from what is on the market now?
> Thanks for cluttering up my inbox with this irrelevancy.
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