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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 

Either way, the entire thing reeks of marketing.

My $.02 ;)


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