QUOTE(chad78 @ Jun 16 2008, 03:03 PM)
First of all - if it was Sony, and they had promised a device to be released in Feb / Apr - which got pushed back to June / July - which got pushed back to August / Sept - which, (again, read the first post, which is what I'm responding to), got delayed for another 6 months.... If it were Sony, you can believe, I'd be on Digg, Engadget, my own blog, and possibly YouTube and other places, calling Sony out on it. In fact, if you care to google for my username and ps3 you might find evidence of that.
Secondly, my rightful exasperation was at the suggestion we delay it for more tweaking. To hell with tweaking. Get it working and get it out the door. I mean, within a week of "no major delays" we get "um... would you mind waiting if we got the best super awesome nubs in the universe?" YES! Yes I do mind. You can say that Craig never set a date all you want - just search the forums, read the Wiki, read openpandora.org's wayback machine - there have been plenty of dates set - and plenty of delays. I understand stuff comes up. I understand it's not easy mass producing an electronics device. Granted - but purposeful delays just to mess with it some more? No way in hell.
As far as my "threat" - I said it wasn't a threat. I said, and still repeat, I know my one sale or not sale isn't going to matter either way. But it is simply a fact that I can't / won't wait forever for this thing. It's not because it's a guy in the community - it's because I have other things to do with my money. It's because things that I need this for are time sensitive. And that's not just a matter of "showing it off" - I mentioned that part because it's the part that might matter to the makers of the Pandora. Not that my glowing endorsement matters - but having a bunch of tech geeks - many of which with disposable income - finding out about your product is always a good thing. Heck - people pay thousands of dollars to have someone show off their products at these things. But I need it to use while I am attending lectures, classes, etc.. It's 12-hour long days of non-stop tech talk. I don't know of a laptop with a 12-hour lifespan while in full wifi use, do you? I certainly don't own one. But the Pandora has a 10-hour life span, right? And that's the minimum. So....
I've been ready to buy this thing since I first read about it.... months and months ago. No more delays. Ship it and I'll buy it.
I cannot say you are not right with the continual pushing of the release date, yet notice how the developers are trying to keep the price same not only when facing up difficulties (having to find a different source for some parts) but also when adding features. You can say any large company might do the say, but would it? And we are not talking about a large company here. It was interesting to watch the whole thing from the beginnings, when there were only ideas about a possibility of a community-built device. You are correct, it could have been sooner. It has not and it just happened. If the even you are talking about is that important, maybe Craig would like to get a Pandora there, but it simply is not possible, when they are stuck with missing parts. Repeating that there is an opportunity going to be missedd will not solve the situation, the developers can just sigh at most and forget. As far as I uderstood the news, they cannot do more than wait. So can we, if we do not decide to buy something else. It is not always about polishing, now it is more like about having all the necessary parts. I suppose you want Pandora for more that just his event so you may or may not end up buying it later.
In the meantime, lets enjoy the GP2X or GP32, at least those of us who have it
QUOTE(sold @ Jun 16 2008, 03:57 PM)
Dammit, we're all looking a little too eager to part with our cash as it is. Alot of people are saying "give us pandora now! We dont care about flaw
A or compromise B!" Those people are wankers, with no understanding of the cost of even starting a project like this, let alone getting to this stage.
Do it right the first time, f**k the opinions of the eager yet unaccountable fanbase.
Maybe I would put it less harshly, but you have got the point