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> From: John Young <[email protected]>
> Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 07:50:16 -0500
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: SEN_sor
> 12-4-95. NYPeeper:
> "Nearing the $500 Computer for Internet Use."
> Acorn is about to introduce a stripped-down machine for
> Net surfing that sells for about $900. By stripping it
> of its monitor and hard disk drive, and adding a
> high-speed modem, Acorn executives say they can hit a
> retail price less than $500. They plan to ship the
> Netsurfer by early next year, and are discussing
> licensing with Oracle and a number of American and Asian
Oh, hell, even I can do *that*. Let's see ... motherboard, $100.
Floppy drive and controller, $50. 14.4KB modem, $50. Case and power
supply, another $50 or so. $250 profit.
What's so tough about that? Not a bad deal for Acorn, if you ask me.
Hell, maybe I'll go into business making the damned things for that
kind of profit margin...