[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Marc Manthey marc at let.de
Sat Sep 24 00:43:58 UTC 2011

On Sep 24, 2011, at 2:28 AM, Nick Daly wrote:

> Marc Manthey <marc at let.de> writes:
>> On Sep 23, 2011, at 6:31 PM, Rick wrote:
>>> It looks very much like a dreamplug, I have two.
>>> http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/t-dreamplugdetails.aspx
>> This device costs about 249 $, the cheapest plug device i found was
>> the sheeva plug  99 $ and a mesh potato for 119$
>> http://store.villagetelco.com/mesh-potatoes/mesh-potato.html
> Actually, no, the DreamPlugs are $149 (I bought one 5 days ago, I'm
> sure).  How did you get to the $249 total?  Granted, the lower price
> isn't a lot better, but still only 6x the price instead of 10x the  
> goal.
> Also, you have to factor in both production scale and related  
> products.
> The more units Globalscale produces at once, the cheaper it becomes.
> The more producers competing to produce units, the cheaper it becomes.
> Either of those will happen only with relatively large-scale  
> purchasing.

i ve just klicked here (add to chart and is says 249 $

>> Its beeing far from eben moglens vision to have such a device for  
>> 25 $.
> See above.  It's not there yet, but as it becomes more popular,  
> it'll go
> down in price.

No we need to get in contacts with an asian manufacturer and put
the thingy together like the software :)

So , Does anyone have contacts to chinese /asian manufacturers ?


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