[Arm-netbook] updates from eoma68-a20

Tor, the Marqueteur Marqueteur at FineArtMarquetry.com
Sun Jan 28 09:12:50 GMT 2018

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On 01/27/2018 10:40 PM, zap wrote:
> lkcl wrote:
>> ... which wouldn't cost that much.  my main concern would
>> actually be: we have quite a lot of empirical evidence to suggest
>> that most people don't f*****g well read the f*****g updates.
>> witness the last set of complaints - RIGHT HERE - where people
>> said, "but but you didn't say anything about that!!!" and i
>> pointed them DIRECTLY at MULTIPLE updates which specifically,
>> specifically demonstrated that they had simply not been paying
>> attention.  at all.
> Hmm...  I have read most of them. Although I may have skimmed
> through a few. Mostly because they had to do with hdmi which is not
> my main interest.

Unfortunately, if there is more than one topic in an email, post, etc.,
many people seem incapable of noticing it.  Even when it seems they are
being paid to read the thing.  I don't know of a good solution there.

>> so, sad as it is to have to point it out, i really do not have
>> *any* confidence that people will actually bother to engage with a
>> poll in any meaningful way.
> Hm, you may have a point. Its not like you have a forum anyways
> after all right? and know who knows if they would after that
> anyways.
> I am sorry if I came across as demanding, I just need 2gb of ram at
> the least for it to be usable on a regular basis for myself.

IIUC, the current state of affairs is that:
1.  The design costs have run high due to issues found in the prototype
that was supposedly working after being designed by a competent designer.
2.  The time required has similarly run high for the same reason.
3.  In that time prices on key components have risen, as much because
of a fluke of timing as because of valid price changes.
4.  Given current prices, the only known way to make everything work
with available resources is to put in lower capacity RAM ICs.

While even a dedicated update to backers might get ignored, and it's
not ideal in the first place, we obviously have some people prepared to
pay significantly more than the price increase to get the 2GB RAM.

Should a crowdfunding, all or nothing, be considered to gauge how much
people care about the difference in RAM?


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