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November 30, 2006


Donal Reddington


Thank you very much for your compliments. Hopefully the article will help more people to understand where all these concepts fit into each other.

Jason Calcanis post is very interesting - I think that the software side will be the biggest challenge.

Frank Piller

I agree -- the i-pod killer will not come from Microsoft but from frustrated users that also have the skills to do something better.

And the manufacturing infrastructure is already there, more or less: You can build the case and all other components on emachineshop.com, including custom printed circuits, just assembly has still to be done in a conventional way.


I read Calacanis' post on creating an ipod killer (http://www.calacanis.com/2006/11/30/were-not-creating-a-better-ipod-were-just-talking-about-mak/) What I got to thinking is that he needs a resource like cafepress to get his piece of hardware out there. A service that takes a product idea through design and manufacture. I look forward to this happening.

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