[Gta04-owner] New Phoronix article on Gta04

Joshua Judson Rosen rozzin at geekspace.com
Mon Jul 9 04:38:49 CEST 2012

"Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> writes:
> Am 04.07.2012 um 05:06 schrieb Alishams Hassam:
> >
> > http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTEzMjI If you
> > missed it. Sadly he doesn't make much constructive criticism; he
> > bashes the specs but it's not as if much can be done about that now.
> There is a typical misunderstanding with the specs.
> The most worrying statement I found was: " for hardware that's slower
> than a $100 iPhone. "
> I never did see a $100 iPhone (even on eBay and then it is broken)...

Eh. You're not selling to the same market as iPhones. You know this.

People who want an iPhone, or who would be satisfied by an iPhone,
wouldn't buy a GTA04 even if you could sell it to them for $50.
They probably wouldn't want one even if you could *give it to them
for free*. Don't worry about them.

By the same token, I bought the GTA02...; I wouldn't buy
an iPhone for $25, but I'd pay a premium for a GTA04...,
if only it wasn't *$1k*. And, I know--it's a fair price.
I just don't have the money in my budget. I could afford
to help subsidize *others'* GTA04 purchases, however, by
buying a $60 T-shirt. I wonder how many other people are
in the same situation as I am: we want to see this thing
succeed, but we can't afford to buy one...; but we could
afford to join the fan-club, if only there was one.

So, where are the $60 T-shirts?

"Don't be afraid to ask (λf.((λx.xx) (λr.f(rr))))."

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