[Beowulf] A cluster of Arduinos

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 12 07:03:49 PST 2012

Very simple,

Wooden tennis rackets were dirt cheap in 90s.
No one bought them.

Instead they all bought for the tennis court a light frame racket  
with big blade;
in fact those were pretty expensive in some cases.

Why did no one use suddenly those wooden rackets anymore?

How many people watch upcoming Australian Grandslam?

A lot.

How many will watch 1 or 2 dudes toy with a few embedded processors  
a language no one has heard of? Only a handful.

On Jan 12, 2012, at 3:50 PM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:

> On 01/12/2012 09:39 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> The average guy is not interested in knowing all details regarding
>> how to
>> play tennis with a wooden racket from the 1980s, just around
>> the time when McEnroe was on the tennisfield playing there.
>> Most people are more interested in whether you can win that grandslam
>> with what you produce.
>> The nerds however are interested in how well you can do with a wooden
>> racket
>> from 1980s,therefore projecting your own interest upon those students
>> will just
>> get them desinterested and you will be judged by them as an
>> irrelevant person
>> in their life, whose name they soon forget.
> Vincent,  I think the only person projecting here is you. You refer to
> the 'average guy'. The word 'average' itself implies that statistics
> have been collected and analyzed. Can you please show us your
> statistics, and how you collected them, to determine what the average
> guy is interested in? And what about the average girl, what is she
> interested in?  If you are merely citing the work of other  
> researchers,
> please include citations.
> --
> Prentice
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