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[aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Mon Sep 24 15:54:07 UTC 2007


Ray Wells wrote:
> However, for someone with a family and all the financial committments 
> that go with it, 1k2 packet is all they can afford, and anyone who says 
> otherwise is obviously well heeled or devoid of family committmets.
> 
> 1k2 packet/APRS may be 25 years old but it will remain the only access 
> point for many for a long time.

This is only the case because ICOM doesn't think there will be a big enough market.

Look at the iPhone story.  Apple/AT&T sold so many 8gb versions that they 
decided the 4gb wasn't worth making.  And, they sold so many over all that they 
decided to lower the price to increase market penetration.

Unfortunately, many companies still have not learned the volume story from 
WalMart (and others who demonstrate that volume happens)...

Gregg Wonderly




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