[LINK] $100 laptop could sell to public

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Jan 15 22:08:06 AEDT 2007

On 15/01/2007, at 8:49 PM, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:

> It's yet another example of the IT media's hero-syndrome. The  
> merits of an idea have nothing to do with anything: it's the  
> personality, and "who do you follow" (another current example is  
> iPhone, which is now divided along party-lines. I am the only Mac  
> user I know who isn't already counting the days until an Australian  
> release).

No you're not! Add me to you list of one.

On the other hand, I do think that the multi-touch (?) approach on  
the phone Is A Good Thing - but to date, few have considered or  
explored the ramifications of what the device's interface can offer.  
But bugger the phone, and the 'He's a Messiah' approach (though it's  
so rare to have a good showman in the IT world, so I guess it jars a  
tad to have someone who can actually sell something to the public,  
even if it isn't any good).


Ivan Trundle
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