[NYTimes] Live from Mars, it's a wireless box.

Steve Dossick sdossick at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 4 17:21:07 PST 2003


Well, if you'll front the $20-$30k for a custom, injection-molded plastic
case with rf shielding, I'll see what I can do.

;)

-s

> From: Gregory Alan Bolcer <gbolcer at endeavors.com>
> Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 17:16:33 -0800
> To: fork at xent.com
> Subject: Re: [NYTimes] Live from Mars, it's a wireless box.
> 
> I tried to order my with a shiny
> purple plastic case and RAID0 using
> dual 1GB IBM Microdrives.
> 
> What gives? Your e-commerce site didn't
> give me those options.
> 
> Greg
> 
> Steve Dossick wrote:
>>> From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn at rbii.com>
>>> 
>>> How's business for these things? Seems like there is a clearly emerging
>>> market
>>> for such devices in the home. The ideal would be to have one box be the
>>> PVR/File Server/Firewall/Access Point for the home... kind of what I'm
>>> planning to build in my spare (hah!) time.
>> 
>> 
>> Business is pretty good.  There's lots of amazing things you could do with a
>> cheap wireless networked cpu in your house (with some decent local
>> storage)...all the way from home automation to personalized browsing
>> (automated culling of RSS feeds into a personalized electronic newspaper),
>> media handling (PVR stuff, audio stuff, digital picture stuff) etc etc.
>> 
>> The real key is to keep it simple enough that someone like my father can use
>> it right out of the box.  It also needs to stay cheap enough that folks will
>> buy it without thinking too hard about it.
>> 
>> The future's already here, it's just too expensive right now ;)
>> 
>> -s
>> 
>> 
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