[quote]Quote from jojopi on December 2, 2011, 09:59
Is not the beta auction even worse in that it seriously risks headlines like \"$25 computers sell for $900; prices may drop in 2012\". It also provides an incentive for the foundation to delay (or at least downplay) the date of bulk availability.[/quote]
Well aside from that creating the picture of the r-pi foundation manically cackling while the wring their hands over a pot of gold in a menacingly lit room, it goes against everything they\'ve ever presented themselves as and fly\'s in the face of their stated goals.
From what I\'ve understood, the plan isn\'t to push back the sale date so they can auction these guys off, I *think* it\'s more of an early release while the main batch is in production. At worst they\'ll release them concurrently and let the low \"serial numbers\" be a collectors item or bragging rites item.
Also the headline would obviously read \"Charity auctioneers dig deep to support what they\'re hailing as the next BBC micro\"
Dear forum: Play nice