Dougal: Stagnation only occours when a platform manages to do exactly what the userbase wants, and they see no need to upgrade.
Look what happened to the RiscPC. Fantastic platform with damn good software, so no-one bothered(or needed!) to upgrade for donkeys years. Effect: greatly smaller cashflow through the companies developing the hardware.
Now look at the PC. Doesn't do what the user wants, fools upgrading this that and the other part on it every few months - Effect: one hell of a lot more cash being thrown at hardware/software
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Prototype affordable Braille display in development A low-cost computer-controlled Braille board has been prototyped by a RISC OS-using university student. Undergraduate Edward Rogers hopes to sell his completed units for as little as 200 quid each to schools and families to allow more blind children to continue learning Braille. And he said he wanted to launch his venture using RISC OS-powered kit before offering a package for other platforms. 10 comments, latest by epokh on 27/6/09 12:49PM. Published: 22 Nov 2008