The press believes the I-Opener is unhackable.
The people on eBay believe the I-Opener is unhackable.
The #i-opener-linux channel on openprojects is almost empty.
Is this the end?
NO! It CANNOT be the end! We're not finished yet! Where is the easy-to-use replacement OS for the I-Opener that makes it just like Netpliance's in terms of newbie ease-of-use but works with any ISP? What happened to the TRUTH about the latest v4 I-Openers; the way to reflash them is found and a new qnxflash gets released with no fanfare? Circuit City has been getting I-Openers in by the truckload and selling them for $99 (while Netpliance wants $399) and they're even available for order on their website, where's the slashdot article? What's going on here?!
The I-Opener "craze" will not be over until the Netpliance I-Opener is TOTALLY unhackable OR Netpliance goes out of business. $399 is not an unreasonable price for an embedded computer and I'm sure when the units start to ship there will still be some people interested in making them into fully-functional computers. Someone needs to take charge of keeping the information current and watching the emerging I-Appliance market... If not for hacking, then do it to keep all the knowledge obtained in this endeavor from suffering bit-rot and fading into oblivion.