kurthuhn at k-huhn.com
Fri Mar 24 10:57:38 CST 2000
Check out the news releases (under investor relations) on the netpliance
website. They state that all they do not believe the modifications to the
I-Opener have hurt thier bottom line (last sentance) - but they're going to
change the hardware anyway. Perhaps an exercise in being penny-wise and
As it is, I've decided not to get one anyway. This has nothing to do with
thier draconian measures, but more with the amount of fun that can be had
with one. I apparently don't need another x86 computer around this house -
I have a couple dozen already. Considering the difficulty in getting one
running, I can easily pull out another x86 laptop that runs faster, has more
RAM, comes with an HD, and is more customizable. I guess what I'm saying
is, I came to the realization that I already have a $#1T-load of inexpensive
hardware and I don't need anymore. What I should be doing is filling the
gaps in my hardware collection - like SGI for example, or Alpha, or HP, or,
the list goes on.
Even at $99 there are a lot of things out there that will be much more fun
to play with. Like a certain piece of SGI hardware waiting for me at Kent's
Check's in the mail, Kent...
From: Mike Nicewonger <twmaster at earthlink.net>
To: rescue at sunhelp.org <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2000 10:53 PM
Subject: [SunRescue] I-opener
>Well those wacky folks who make the I-Opener have caught on to us all!
>They say they will no longer sell the units with out a service deal.
>Check today's /. for details.
>Fun Fun Fun, in a Sun Ultra 1!!
>Rescue maillist - Rescue at sunhelp.org
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