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Re: Repeater frenzy

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001 15:32:28 -0400, Brett Maraldo <plexus@sympatico.ca>

>Frankly I think they should have done what any other mature equipment 
>company does 

Like, say, Sony. 

Build a next-generation hardware device that makes everything else in
the field look sick. Hype it for three years. Take preorders well in

Then slip your release date several months and finally ship much fewer
units than promised, creating an artificial demand which inspires
consumers to pay inflated prices and have way too high an opinion of
your product. 

Inexplicably turn your deliberate refusal to satisfy customer demands
for timely delivery and an efficient supply chain into a rabidly loyal
fan base willing to argue for months about why your product is as cooler
than some other product, even when that other product is far from being
released and has specs that make your product look like a toy.

>Elexctrix, despite being a division of IVL, are clearly amateurs when it 
>comes to releasing product. 

Personally, I am a lot more concerned with the quality of the product
than I am with how fast it gets into my hands. Buggy software can be
patched, but buggy hardware is forever.