Re: Ideas?

From: Nick Adams (
Date: 01/22/04

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:16:42 +1000

Joseph wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 18:44:22 +1000, Nick Adams scribbled:
>>Kurt Harders wrote:
>>>Because of the price? A simple PC suitable for this task is about 250
>>>EUR (310$). Thats hard to beat.
>>Sure. Now how do you explain the millions of SOHO routers/firewalls sold
>>each year? I would probably purchase about 10 of these SOHO NAS units if
>>they were available. Not every office needs/wants a computer to serve a
>>few files.
> companies make a decision as to what is going to sell --->more than one
> person<---...or a few.
> Making and selling a product that most people would just dumpster-dive
> for, is not good marketing practice.

So explain why/how millions of SOHO routers (made by dlink/netgear..etc)
can be sold each year. Can't these be replaced by a "dumpster-dive"