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ackcheng
2006-07-25, 10:00
It seems that things are going very well with SlimDevices! Are you guys going to list the company on stock market. If I am going to be the owner of every boxes that comes out. I may as well be one of the owners of the company!

qirex
2006-07-25, 10:51
I hope they don't go public, publicly traded companies have a nasty habit of compromising quality and service to pump their stock. I'd rather the current team keep control of the company.

Mark Lanctot
2006-07-25, 14:30
I hope they don't go public, publicly traded companies have a nasty habit of compromising quality and service to pump their stock. I'd rather the current team keep control of the company.

Yes, absolutely, they'd be cutting costs left, right, front and centre...

"The VFD is expensive, let's use an LCD."

"Why do we need both coaxial and optical digital?"

"Let's downgrade the DAC. If people want top-end, they should go for the Transporter."

No thanks.

Just look at Linksys. They had a dynamite product on their hands, the WRT54G, which sells "hundreds of thousands" per month. Then they halved the RAM and ROM in the unit and switched to VxWorks as the OS rather than Linux. The initial firmware release was non-functional. Even now the WRT54G v5 is called a "lousy" router by Tom's Networking. See what happens when you want to maximize profit at all costs?