[PPC] Expected Capacity

robertwarner05@aim.com roywarnerni at aim.com
Fri Feb 14 12:39:14 GMT 2014


Well said

 Sent from Roy Warner's iPhone

> On 14 Feb 2014, at 00:20, Darren Paskell <darren at djp-online.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> David, Muzz et al.
> 
> Not having paid much attention to the Pocket PC venture since its
> inception, I was simply curious as to which capacity had been chosen.
> As it happens, I have also cloned the data onto a larger device, which
> has joined an OS X Mavericks installation memory stick as a worthy
> addition to my mobile kit bag. I thoroughly support the ethos behind
> Pocket PC and I heartily applaud the flare and considerable
> committment demonstrated by Barry and others within BCAB in making it
> happen.
> 
> Darren
> 
>> On 2/13/14, David Griffith <d.griffith at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> I agree.  This carping on capacity seems very odd to me. There seems to be
>> an expectation that this is a value for money competitive marketing of a
>> product.
>> As I understand it BCAB is not trying to grab market share for profit  like
>> a minor version of Maplin's but imaginatively raise funds , and along the
>> way provide a useful setup which provides support to members and all of the
>> people who rely on this list. As far as I know nobody is making a fast buck
>> from this.
>> For the £10 for members I do not begrudge the price at all and have simply
>> transferred the contents onto a cheap 16 GB drive and renamed that pen
>> drive
>> accordingly.
>> 
>> It is the work in the software design and setup, which I know has not been
>> at all problem free, which has provided the genuine value in the product.
>> As
>> far as I am aware  everybody who has contributed to the product has done so
>> freely  and all the proceeds, for what there are to be reinvested for the
>> continued support of the many members who benefit from this list and other
>> activities of the BCAB.
>> I therefore personally think the criticism along capacity lines is a little
>> undignified. The design was simply to maximise the potential benefits to
>> our
>> organisation whilst keeping the price cheap enough for every member. Buying
>> larger capacity  drives would have eroded fund raising potential, which has
>> apparently already been hit because the BCAB have found it impossible to
>> rely upon Articles for the Blind and are now mailing out the products at
>> cost.
>> 
>> David Griffith
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of M
>> Lakhani
>> Sent: 13 February 2014 22:36
>> To: Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC
>> Cc: Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC
>> Subject: Re: [PPC] Expected Capacity
>> 
>> Does capacity really matter? I'd suggest avoiding other installations on
>> the
>> PPC drive! :)
>> ATB
>> Muzz
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On 13 Feb 2014, at 19:53, "Iain Lackie" <ilackie at perth44.freeserve.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> It seems that if we were early adopters, we only get the small  capacity
>> Pocket PC. I think this is rather sad.
>>> 
>>> Iain
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Darren Paskell
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:58 PM
>>> To: pocketpc at lists.bcab.org.uk
>>> Subject: [PPC] Expected Capacity
>>> 
>>> Greetings One and All,
>>> 
>>> I am one more satisfied Pocket PC recipient. I once had a portable
>>> copy of NVDA on my old university network drive which was an absolute
>>> life saver on many occasions, not least of which when I required
>>> urgent computer access for writing a last minute best man speech. This
>>> really is a superb idea and will I'm sure benefit many of us.
>>> 
>>> My only question so far relates to capacity. My memory stick seems to
>>> have 512MB of storage space. I thought I read somewhere that the
>>> capacity would be around the 8GB mark. What is the expected total
>>> capacity for a Pocket PC?
>>> 
>>> Thanks very much and well done Barry.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Darren Paskell
>>> 
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