Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Remember the Raspberry Pi ARM board we talked about last week? Well, while running Quake III is all fine and dandy and illustrates the board is capable of something, it didn't really tell me anything since I'd guess few people are going to use such a board for gaming. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Raspberry Pi team posted another demo today - running 1080p video for eight hours straight. The chip was still cool to the touch. And just to reiterate: $25.
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RE[3]: "Long term" matters
by ilovebeer on Fri 9th Sep 2011 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "Long term" matters"
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People who thinks at long term. Imagine that Bob is a greedy CEO in a market where he has achieved a vendor lock-in. Wouldn't he increase prices? Wouldn't he decrease the quantity of employees in the customer service department?

First, there's no way for a monopoly to happen with this type of device. Secondly, your scenario requires one to "imagine" something within the realm of possibility. However, it completely disregards the reality of the market that already exists and what we've observed thus far.

I'd rather not spend my time ponder the world of what-if's.

"Don't forget who the audience is here.

No, I don't forget it. I think that most of them are conscientious ones, with experience with some kind of monopolies.

I, in all honesty, have no clue how you've arrived at this conclusion. It seems very out of touch, perhaps you'd like to elaborate some?

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