Ok, perhaps I didn't express my frustration in the most diplomatic fashion, but I fail to see how an expression of self-interest can stir up such a shit storm? Not in my country anyway! As for Jamesh's quote, I understand first hand the challenges faced in building a $35 product with the Pi's capacity. I retired a master engineer from the very company that produces all Pi SOCs. Again, it's the objectives that don't meet my needs, not the design.gtechn wrote: ↑Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:04 pm@jcyr Your post came off as so incredibly selfish and derogatory (you seriously think that the USB-C decision was because of the "lowest common denominator"? I assume you mean kids and first-timers.) And tropes, seriously? Just because it is a trope doesn't make it wrong or misguided - and I don't think your examples were even tropes to begin with, more like you complaining and trying to make it look like a trope. And as for "only 1%", I can guarantee you JamesH and the RPT think it's far greater than that. Take a look at online reviews: Most people think 2x displays is great! The only complaint is the connector, and there are far more people wishing for a different connector shape (like HDMI over USB-C) than, say, going back to only 1 display over full size HDMI.
Finally, "most disappointing"? You've clearly been spoiled by the age of $35 computers that are, what, 30x or something faster than when they were originally, because you need a $5 adapter or a $5 cable.
I'm just going to leave with JamesH post.
jamesh wrote: Every random internet commentator/concern troll seems to think they can just design a new SBC, pop down the shops and get the bits for it, then sell it for $35. Here's some news for them. You can't, so stop trying to tell the experts (i.e. the people that have sold more SBC's than all other manufacturers combined) how to do their jobs. Grr.
Peace & out