|RE:Don't trade more then 1 WSP for an IO (modified 0 times) ||Grumpy|
|Look, fellers. I was taking exception to khc200's comment that "bookpc is for wussies",|
simply because it's not appropriate for the conditions that exist, nor does it take into
account the wide variety of skill levels of everyone here on the board. The Book PC may
be below *your* capabilities and needs, yet perfectly fit someone elses needs and talents.
I'd love to have a Websurfer, but if I'm going to pay $200 or thereabouts for something
I'm still going to have to sink money into and yet come up with a less capable box for the
same amount of money, then the Book PC is the better value. The Websurfer would be more
fun, but it doesn't make sense to get it for the price I have to pay for it now. Once it
goes back down to $100 or less, then I'll grab one just for the fun of it, and then do all
the soldering to enable the on-board IDE and serial port, build my own bracket for the spare
2.1 GB notebook drive I have sitting here preloaded with 98SE, play with it for awhile, and
then trade it to my neighbor in return for enslaving her kids to mow my lawn for the rest
of the summer.
Anyhow, I'm well aware of the law of supply and demand driving the market for Websurfers, but
I've also seen at least 1 occurence on eBay where the seller ended the auction as soon as he
got a fair price. Too bad that doesn't happen more often.