[LAD] Experience driven design and Linux Audio

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Fri Oct 3 07:09:03 UTC 2014

On Fri, October 3, 2014 7:22 am, Len Ovens wrote:

> SHould Linux target those who only see a comodity? WHo are only looking to
> have what their "idol" uses? Or who want the cheapest one that works? The
> stuff already out there will be what gets bought. Developing HW with Linux
> is like developing with any other OS, it requires innovation and lots of
> support. The linux HW has to have what nothing else does and the something
> has to be seen as needed. Lets see how the mod duo does.

I have asked people who already have similar gear about the mod boxes and
while they are interested in the platform they are put off by the price. 
Until they reach the economies of scale to be price competitive there will
be a small market. Especially if trying to sell to the existing Linux
peeps who are generally pretty cheap when it comes to actually parting
with their own personal cash. Several people have tried to tap the market
with expensive hardware and had pretty dismal results. However if we look
at the success of the low end DIY market ex arduino, rasp pi, rockchip,
allwinner that is a pretty good success story.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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