[Coco] Status, anyone?

Boisy G. Pitre boisy at tee-boy.com
Tue Feb 1 20:28:31 EST 2011

I would hate to be Bill Cousert today.

He's down and he's been kicked, so let's give him a chance to get up and shake himself off...  I agree that if you don't have a dog in the fight, you should stay out of the subsequent arguments, but he's a fellow CoCoer, so let's show him a little grace.

Mark pretty much said it all in his earlier message. To be frank, he and I have had disagreements on the direction of the SuperBoard, and what should be done.  I fully understand the position of those who have paid and have been waiting.  However, in the end, he is in control since he is the hardware designer, has made the financial investments in the parts, and holds the purse strings of the project.  I can only advise.

If there is any good news here, it is that the designs that Mark is contemplating will be nearly compatible with the existing NitrOS-9 drivers that are already available.  This should bode well for software support.

In March, we are hosting Mark & Sandy here in Louisiana for the Mardi Gras week.  During that time, Mark will be at Lab South and I'm sure we'll have some time to go over the project.  I am hopeful that this impasse can finally be breached and that we can have hardware before the end of the year.  Mark is the one who can make that happen.
Boisy G. Pitre

On Feb 1, 2011, at 6:38 PM, tonym wrote:

> Actually, here's what you missed:
> "Maybe he ran off with Stephen Disney?"
> "I think it's about time that Mark offers a refund. He promised the units in a few months and failed to keep his end of the bargain. I could understand it taking maybe twice as long, but it's nearing ten times the estimated completion time."
> "Nope. Not a troll. Just a bit overly concerned."
> "Excuse me? You promised a product in three months and it's been nearly four years. Don't you think we have a right to be concerned?"
> And all of this from a troll who didn't even do the $100 pre-order!
> Using the word "We" pretty loosely...
> Wikipedia Entry for Troll:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29
> "In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion."
> Hot damn.
> The shoe fits.
> What a shocker.
> Tony 
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> Sent 2/1/2011 3:27:40 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Coco] Status, anyone?
> Did I miss something somewhere? I didn't see any mention of Roger's Drive Pak; with exception of Roger's own post yesterday, to which I haven't seen a response from anyone... And I don't know who Bill or Paul are, but, I've already expressed my opinion, so... On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Wayne Campbell <asa.rand at gmail.com> wrote: > This is interesting. I am following a thread where Bill Cousert is being > abased for a topic started by someone I am not familiar with, paulh96636 at > aol.com, as a reply to a thread started by Roger Taylor about his Drive > Paks coming out, which is a completely different subject. This thread has > condemned Bill for even participating in the conversation, as his response > did not show up until after Steve Bjork's response. I am very happy that > Steve was not the one who was jumped on, but Bill deserves it even less than > Steve does. Who is Paul H.? After all, Bill's only mistake was making a bad > joke. > > > "Maybe he ran off with Stephen Disney?" > > It isn't funny to me. But it isn't offensive, either. I have no interest in > Mark's sexual preference, and would not care who he ran off with. To me, > this is just a bad joke, not something to rake him over the coals for. That > privelege belongs to Paul H. for starting the whole thing. > > > "Regarding the soon to be forgotten, apparently, what is the status > of the Superboard, into which many have already invested $100 or more? > > > -ph " > > It was refreshing to see the conversation turn towards a more positive > note. If I could, I would happily buy someone's slot from them. > > [Coco] Drive Paks are coming Roger Taylor > a.. [Coco] Status, anyone? paulh96636 at aol.com > a.. [Coco] Status, anyone? Steve Bjork > a.. [Coco] Status, anyone? Bill Cousert > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Hirsch" <snhirsch at gmail.com> > > To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com> > Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 12:00 PM > > Subject: Re: [Coco] Status, anyone? > > > On Tue, 1 Feb 2011, Aaron Wolfe wrote: >> >> I second this, will also spend $100 to buy a spot from anyone who is >>> upset. >>> >> >> Ditto for me. Looks like a terrific product. >> >> Cloud9 has supported the CoCo community with great products, they even >>> provide some free of charge. they provide excellent technical support >>> and >>> repairs. they support the community by attending CoCoFest. >>> >>> No other company has done so much for us. >>> >> >> That about sums it up. I've spent a fair amount of my hard-earned money >> on Cloud-9 products and have never been disappointed. >> >> Steve >> >> >> -- >> >> >> -- >> Coco mailing list >> Coco at maltedmedia.com >> http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco >> > > > -- > Coco mailing list > Coco at maltedmedia.com > http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco > -- Ohioan by birth, Floridian by the grace of U-Haul and a bad economy... -- Coco mailing list Coco at maltedmedia.com http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco ����������
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