price point + sales to individuals

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Feb 18 12:16:03 EST 2009


On 18.02.2009, at 18:01, John Watlington wrote:

> We already have a developer program where we give away laptops
> to interested people.


This is for people already committed, already part of the community.  
It's a great program, I got my XOs from it.

But it does not get new people into the community. Like those who want  
to tinker in private. Do something cool because it's a cool machine.  
They would happily shell out a couple hundred bucks even if you slap a  
"no warranty at all" sticker on the order page. This will not reach as  
many people as g1g1 2007, but having a place to simply order is  
essential (even more so for long term projects like in classrooms).

- Bert -




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