[Wikireader] Any news on Wikireader ? [OT]

Doug Jones dj6mf at frombob.to
Fri Oct 23 01:39:40 CEST 2009

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:14:25 -0700 Doug Jones <dj6mf at frombob.to> said:
>> This device is perfect for Free Software purists and for people who, for 
>> whatever reason, don't carry Internet access in their pockets.  (As the 
>> global collapse deepens, I expect more and more people will be unable to 
>> justify the monthly cost of carrying around Internet access.)
> just fyi... the global collapse is likely past its bottom point. everything i
> see is either bumping aong the bottom or well on its way up. in australia/asia
> at any rate thats for sure. i don't think you're going to see any deepening in
> the west (australia excluded - it's hooking into the asian supply line so it's
> economy is more affected now the panic has gone, by supply and demand, and
> china's demand - india's too is on the up).
> no point panicing about deepenging problems.

Who's panicking?

On the back of my WikiReader, I'm planning to write "Don't Panic" in big 
friendly letters

> the usa though is in some deep poo poo and likely will see its currency
> devalue further. massive debt doesn't make the us economy look strong.
> especially as investors are over the panic now and need a safe haven for their
> money, it's a self-fulfilling prophecy that as the dollar goes down, moving
> money to a currency not tied to the dollar thats on the rise, makes sense, thus
> putting up the # of dollars being sold and unless someone picks up the slack
> and buys the extra multi-billions of dollars as fast as they are sold, means
> that the dollar will go down further due to investors trying to go to another
> currency for safety. but then again, as the dollar drops, things will drift
> back to on-shore as the usa simply becomes cheaper and thus helping create
> jobs in making use produced goods + services cheaper. it'll reach equilibrium
> at some point... but that won't be for a while.
> (sorry. just had to point this out as the above didnt seem incredibly accurate
> given current world economic circumstances) :)

Yes, let us know how that works out   :-)

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