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Subject: Re: Another possible candidate for expansion of Rockbox?
From: Jason Williams (jwilliams_at_wi.rr.com)
Date: 2004-03-05


Glenn, with all due respect for a terrible affliction that would take away
someone's sight, which so many of us take for granted - products for the
blind, like most minority groups of population are expensive mostly because
the relative demand of the group is insufficient to command low prices when
compared to the R&D plus production costs of the producers of the goods.

I'm not saying it's right, but its pretty basic economics. I didn't mean to
insult you by saying that I consider $300 a lot for an mp3 device. I was
merely laying out my "indifference curve" for mp3 players.

J
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Ervin at Home" <GlennErvin_at_cableone.net>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: Another possible candidate for expansion of Rockbox?

> Hey Jason,
> You think that 300 dollars is a lot?
> Try looking at virtually all of the products for the Blind, where any
device
> like the Archos products would cost 1500 to 2000 dollars if they were
> available.
> This is why so many of us are understandably excited about the
possibilities
> of TalkBox.
>
> Glenn
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Williams" <jwilliams_at_wi.rr.com>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 6:37 PM
> Subject: Re: Another possible candidate for expansion of Rockbox?
>
>
> I'm happy to see more players in the mp3 market but they are not exactly
> catering to the "value" oriented customer with their product.
>
> The $130 price point was exactly where I wanted to buy. $300 is
> prosecutable as larceny in my book.
>
> J
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Jones" <joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 6:14 PM
> Subject: Another possible candidate for expansion of Rockbox?
>
>
> > Hey.
> >
> > Well, I was just flipping around the new stuff at Thinkgeek.com and I
> > found this: http://www.pogoproducts.com/ripdrive.html
> >
> > It's got a simialr feature set to the FMR, but features an internal mic,
> > and they sell it in multiple sizes up to 80GB. It's in the same price
> > bracket as the JBR as well.
> >
> > I doubt anybody will be interested in this, since after all, we've all
> > got perfectly fine JBR/FMRs, but this just seemed like the next logical
> > step were Rockbox to move away from Archos platforms.
> >
> > Joe
> > _______________________________________________
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>
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