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Subject: RE: "R" prize
From: Mayur M. Patel (mayurpatel_at_houston.rr.com)
Date: 2004-07-12


All this Neuros talk had me wondering so I went and checked it out. That
this is clunkier than the Archos is. A reason I would move to another
platform would be for the purpose of portability. I don't think that the
Neuros is that much greater than what I already have.

That's my $.02

.> -----Original Message-----
.> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
.> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Marcus Bryner
.> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 5:54 PM
.> To: Rockbox development
.> Subject: Re: "R" prize
.>
.>
.> Hey, check this out. It was posted on Neuros forum 2 days
.> ago. Is this
.> anything the Rockbox community would be interested in?
.> They're offering full
.> "firmware development tools, supply source code, schematics,
.> virtually
.> anything necessary to accomplish their goals." I think I
.> already know what
.> Neon John thinks of this platform, but just thought I'd
.> throw this out
.> there....
.>
.> http://www.neurosaudio.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4068
.>
.> Marcus
.>
.> *********** EXCERPT ***************
.> The Neuros Audio team is current passing around ideas for a
.> so-called Neuros
.> Challenge to show our support for the Open FW and HW
.> community. Before we
.> commit the resources to this project, we would like to gauge
.> the interest in
.> this idea.
.>
.> Essentially, we will run a contest by which Neuros users can
.> submit design
.> ideas, both HW and FW, that they are interested in AND capable of
.> prototyping. We know a great number of our users are very
.> technically
.> capable! The details have not been fully worked out but we
.> expect to take
.> entries for approximately 30 days. The Neuros team will then
.> judge the ideas
.> based on criteria had had previously published and select a
.> few designs
.> (probably three). There will likely be consolation prizes
.> for the next three
.> designs as well.
.>
.> These three applicants (or teams of applicants) will then be
.> empowered to
.> create a proof of concept for their ideas. We will loan
.> firmware development
.> tools, supply source code, schematics, virtually anything
.> necessary to
.> accomplish their goals.
.>
.> After approximately 60 days (again, the details have not
.> been decided), the
.> designs will be reviewed once more. There will likely be
.> cash associated with
.> the prizes, among other things.
.>
.> Prior to launching this design challenge and detailed HW
.> specifications to the
.> public, we want to release our schematics to those who are
.> interested.
.> Hopefully this will get your creative juices going. Within
.> one week, I will
.> be ready to send out schematics to those who have requested
.> them. Please send
.> an email to tjohnson(at)neurosaudio.com to express your interest.
.> ***************************************
.>
.>
.> On Saturday 03 July 2004 09:09 pm, Rocker wrote:
.> > Blue Chip wrote:
.> >
.> > But if you're gonna do this right, KEEP IT IN MIND FROM THE START.
.> >
.> > I think a pre-cursor to actually achieving this a spec. Yes, I do
.> > realise how academic and poncey that sounds, but I promise
.> you that a
.> > good spec will produce a far better end product.
.> >
.> > rocker wrote:
.> >
.> > I couldn't agree more! it is easier to build in features like the
.> > voice UI at the commencement of any project, then it is to
.> do it as an
.> > add in. I would think that goes with just about any feature?
.> >
.> > With all do respect to the potential contributors to this new
.> > initiative, the voice UI and talkbox is not a game or a
.> neat graphic.
.> > It is a feature
.> > that gives a significant group of rockboxers access that
.> most of you
.> > take
.> > for granted. I would also add that it serves the sighted
.> at times as
.> > well.
.> > AND, It is a feature that can and likely has assisted in
.> propelling an
.> > already fantastic piece of open source firmware to a level of
.> > performance
.> > that has not been reached to date!
.> >
.> > So please ladies and gentlemen. build it in from the start.
.> >
.> > Thanks Chipper...rocker
.> >
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