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Re: [newtech-1] The Kickstarter/IndieGoGo Projects I Support Thread

From: Jonathan H.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:16 PM
On 6/19/2013 4:00 PM, EddieN wrote:
> Jonathan:
>
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Jonathan Hirschman
> <[address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
>
>     No offense, but I think that some clever guys are using Indiegogo to
>     just relabel and sell some off-the-shelf Chinese clone tablet.
>
>
> No offense taken. Your supposition is entirely possible, although in my
> opinion not very probable. Worst comes to worst and they can't get the
> funding, since it's one of those "all or nothing" deals, I get my money
> back. If they do get the funding, then I get a pretty decent tablet for
> a pretty decent price. Either way, 'tis all good.
>
> Eddie

There are a couple of things about this project that are a bit smelly:

+ They're calling it "open". While it's more "open" than other such 
hardware, it uses closed-source drivers, and AFAIK, they're not 
releasing schematics, circuit layouts, etc.

+ They have a very aggressive timeline for getting it from campaign 
completion to shipping. So, either they're unrealistic about what it 
takes to get from prototype to fulfillment... or they're using something 
off-the-shelf.

Either way, the entire thing reeks of marketing.

My $.02 ;)

jh

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