Both surveys underestimate the number of RiscPCs (and earlier) machines in use. Datawave is right to be celebrating with that cheer and I think readers modded him down without thinking it through. If I had thought that druck's earlier announcement - that all serious RISC OS users had already bought an Iyonix - I would have been very pessimistic about a future. Thankfully I knew it to be wide of the mark and know that there are plenty of RISC OS users still to upgrade and be future customers for A9s and Iyonix pcs. Not that we should stop there of course - we still need to sell to lapsed RISC OS users, semi-lapsed (VRP) users, and encourage brand new purchasers.
But at this point, it's good to be reminded that there are sales that can be made for both hardware and software developers.