werner at almesberger.net
Fri Dec 7 19:00:45 EST 2012
Christoph Pulster wrote:
> Tuxbrain as EU distributor has gone. I took his stocks over,
Ah, I see that the UBBs seem to have ended up with you, too. Good.
I was worried that they may have fallen between the cracks.
I wonder if they sell well at EUR 7 apiece, though, particularly
considering that the most likely use (*) tends to require a larger
number of them.
(*) I.e., configure a UBB for one project, then use a new UBB for
the next project.
> but no
> support at all from Sharism. Sorry Wolfgang, Werner & Co about ranting,
Unfortunately, there's not much I can do when it comes to how
Sharism does its business. I don't quite understand myself the
reason for the difficulties you're experiencing.
> My idea is "cartridge". Prepare mSD-cards which make the Nanonote to a
> chess pocket machine, language learning tutor, PIM/PDA etc.
Hmm, while I can see the appeal of "cartridges" from a sales
point of view, I'm not sure such a "retro" idea would fly today,
since having to deal with hardware tokens - and tiny ones on top
of that - is inconvenient.
Also, given that the Ben can hold a very large number of
applications simultaneously, why would a user want to configure
it to exclusively run one ?
I could imagine use cases where there are trust issues (e.g.,
no games on the kid's vocabulary trainer, a sterile environment
for the password safe, etc.), but are they really compelling
It would be more plausible if there were also some physical
changes that require you to send atoms around (instead of just
electrons or photons), e.g., a different keyboard. But that
doesn't really seem feasible with the current hardware design
of the Ben.
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