[Arm-netbook] Housing idea: screenless laptop

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Sep 13 01:43:30 BST 2016

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Matt Campbell <mattcampbell at pobox.com> wrote:

> Anyway, it seems to me that if sighted people can have their 7-inch tablets
> for content consumption, it's not totally unreasonable to want a computer
> housing that's optimized for the way blind people work.

 actually at this point i'd be more interested in doing a simple
housing for partially-sighted people than i would a 7in tablet.  the
reason is that just as you say, it's a specialist community that would
appreciate it more.

 the 7in tablet market, people are going to compare an EOMA68 7in
tablet housing against... a mass-produced 7in tablet.  they're going
to see the extra cost and the extra thickness, and conclude "that's
utterly rubbish!!!!".

 whereas people in the partially-sighted market who are getting
proprietary high-priced crud would be *really grateful* for something
that is clearly a long-term cost-saving investment as opposed to a
throw-away device.  they'll go "huh, i can upgrade this later... oh,
and i can transfer the *actual computer* to a bigger device which
someone who *does* have good sight can help me out... or i can
transfer the *actual computer* into a device with a huge LCD on it".

 i'm referencing this discussion here on
but could i ask you a favour and to fill that in with a bit of the
specs of things that people *actually want* - or if there is some
community that you know of, reach out to them and ask them "what do
you *really* want to have?"

> Now, having written that rather long-winded message, that's probably all
> I'll say on this subject, unless I eventually put in the time to improve
> GNU/Linux desktop accessibility. Anyway, I hope this was of some interest to
> some people on this list.



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