[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Is this a discussion about a new Coco?
jdaggett at gate.net
jdaggett at gate.net
Mon Apr 18 18:26:26 EDT 2005
Which James are you talking to?
I h ave no problems with what ever you are doing.
On 18 Apr 2005 at 15:13, Mark Marlette wrote:
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From: Mark Marlette <mark at cloud9tech.com>
Subject: Re: [Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Is this a
discussion about a new Coco?
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> At 10:36 AM 4/18/2005, you wrote:
> Normally I'm pretty reserved on what I say on the list because of what
> we do. I'm really not going to be to concerned if I offend you on this
> I'll take as many of the SuperBoard's that you can make for under
> $100, that includes all of the options, including the Ethernet. The
> Ethernet chip alone costs well over $65 and that doesn't include the
> support chips. Then add in the cost of the PCB board, CPLDs which are
> in the $8-11 range each which there are 4-6 of them on the board. As
> you can see without evening spending a whole a lot of time on it that
> the price goes up very fast. You must have been a sleep that day in
> Business Economics. Prove me wrong and send me the product. You can't.
> It is easier for you to sit back and do nothing but critique other
> peoples work and say it is too expensive.
> I can tell by your previous posts that you have done VERY little with
> developing products. You want to use discrete components rather than
> current technology. As that is you choice, I have DONE both and this
> is a statement that shows me you know VERY little of what you are
> talking about.
> I have fifty-seven down payments for the SuperBoard with many follow
> on orders. I'm not taking anymore down payments as the initial price
> to produce has been met. Maybe you have more business sense than I do
> or just have more money to throw around? Can you put out over $5700 to
> produce this ONE board? Remember we produce more than this one board.
> I'll do the math for you.... 57 * $100(your price) = $5700. I used
> $100, even though it is more expensive than that. You would go broke
> because you will loose money on every board sold. This is a hobby
> business for me, love and passion of the machine. I can't afford to
> make those types of errors and be around here very long. We have been
> around and will continue to be around because of the thought and
> planning that goes in to each and every product we produce.
> With the given facts, you are WAY off base on your price and
> >$350 - $450 for something that should cost less than $100 in parts is
> >why I won't be interested. It does sound like it will be a pretty
> >complete solution though.
> >--- In ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com, "Ash" <teamick at c...> wrote:
> > > Cloud 9's superboard will fit the bill, whenever it gets here.
> > > Mark
> >said the
> > > base motherboard would start at about 150.00 and end up at around
> > > /450.00
> > > with all the add ons. The base unit will take up to 2mb of 30 pin
> > > upgraded protector, dual 16550 ports, a parallel port & 8-32k
> > > roms.
> >Add ons
> > > would be real time clock, scsi/ide/flash , ps2 keyboard and
> >ethernet. The
> > > most expensive being the ethernet, which had it's own cpu.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Al Hartman" <alhartman at y...>
> > > >
> > > > I'd be interested in buying one.
> > > >
> > > > Meaning a Coco that could be put into a standard ATX
> > > > case and use standard PC Components (floppy drives,
> > > > etc...).
> > > >
> > > > There are several projects that have done this
> > > > recently...
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