EOMA68 crowdfunding campaign (and those x86 concerns)

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Mon Jul 25 13:53:05 UTC 2016

On Tue Jul 12 00:20:13 CEST 2016, Elizabeth Myers wrote:

> On 30/06/16 17:04, Paul Boddie wrote:
> > What I find personally interesting is the modular aspect of the concept.
> > There are lots of single-board computers but they are often either not
> > particularly expandable or their accessories are infuriatingly specific
> > (which may seem unproblematic if you are one of the many people using a
> > Raspberry Pi, but the fun may lessen somewhat when they bring out a new
> > version which is different in some way, rendering some accessories
> > incompatible). In principle, this initiative could help people to
> > concentrate more on developing other aspects of open computing devices.
> It is an interesting concept, but this also does not really address
> higher-class needs, as stated above.

I see where your concerns are but my perspective is that we won't see an
iteration or extension of the concept unless this first step is successful.

I'm probably unusual in that I'm less bothered about upgrading to more
powerful hardware than my current desktop system. Like Paul, I'm more
interested in the modular concept and possibilities for standardisation that
it brings:


Of course, the standard itself won't have any weight to it if there are no
products using it, so I see this campaign as an important way to prove the



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