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RiscStation withdraws mailing list

By Chris Williams. Published: 15th Apr 2003, 20:28:08 | Permalink | Printable

And the portable?

It was no shock to us yesterday when we were told that the RiscStation laptop mailing list had closed totally without any warning to the people on it who are, by the way, RiscStation customers awaiting a portable having paid in a deposit of some sort. Earth calling RiscStation?

Set up in February this year, we always wondered what was being discussed on the list seeing as RiscStation had no deliverable product to speak of until it was leaked to us that RiscStation were unbelievably still considering which processor to put in their portable RISC OS device.

Despite RiscStation's chief spin doctor Paul Johnson accusing us of damaging RiscStation's business (something we take very seriously) with our article and asked for it to be removed, the RiscStation representative we spoke to on the phone on Monday didn't seem at all alarmed by our coverage, adding they didn't know what Paul had been saying over the weekend and that they'd call us back.

Except they haven't. When laptop?

Paul Johnson (who is currently throwing a tantrum on usenet, getting all jealous over Castle's Iyonix) replied to our inquiries this evening with, "I have no comment to make to you on any of these matters".

Not in the dog house, are we Paul?



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[link] is a post by a depositor who's been trying to get his money back for a while now. RS's `chief spin docter' as you call him has happened to not post on that thread.

 is a RISC OS Userralph on 15/4/03 10:35PM
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Sorry, the URL should be [link]

 is a RISC OS Userralph on 15/4/03 11:31PM
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"Open letter" to RiscStation: If you're going to engineer a portable (as I still sincerely hope you are), PLEASE learn from your mistake on the current design. What you have to do, above all, is to get it done quickly enough that it will hit its marketing window. That means enough investment of money, engineering effort and project management. Half measures are not enough.

I hope you will do it successfully. I still want one. -- Dave Higton, Southampton

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 16/4/03 1:03PM
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 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 16/4/03 2:56PM
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