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… And Speaking of the eVilla

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Posted by:Deej on Sunday, 01 Jul, 2001 @ 1:07 PM
 
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Matthias has been out looking for eVilla news, and he found a bit… here’s the links:

This one will lead you to this one, where you will find documentation, FAQ, etc.

This one from Pioneer Planet, which is pretty positive.

Here’s one from the Star Tribune, which is short - and negative.

And this one from PC World, which points out how the eVilla is supposed to be a replacement for a second PC, but that people with one PC would already have an existing ISP.



9 Responses to “… And Speaking of the eVilla”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Star Tribune on eVilla

    Amazingly, the Star Tribune guy seems to disregard basics of Personal Cmputer Facts.
    He speaks of “memory” not upgradeable for the lack of a hard disk. Do they know an IA is NOT meant to have such devices?
    Amazing how little info people seem to have and still emmit opinions on the matter

  2. jmj Says:

    The price

    They compares the price of eVilla to that of a PC.. I’d be rather happy to pay a litte more for something that actually works ;)

    Btw, do the monthly eVilla costs include software upgrades?

  3. Galley_SimRacer Says:

    In Response To jmj @ 07/01/2001 4:52:37 PM

    Re: The price

    Like WebTV, software upgrades are free and automatic. As far as someone who is already a PC owner and an EarthLink member, I’m sure it’s not to difficult for them to “convert” their account. Since they can use the Sony by EarthLink account on their PC as well, they don’t have any additional expenses, so what’s the big deal? And if you do buy a PC or eVilla, you’re gona end up paying for access anyway, so I don’t see the argument with having to pay for the service. If you are using a competing ISP, you would have to change, but EarthLink is the best ISP in the land, anyway.
    The aarticles say that you cannot do word processing, but AFAIK, the eVilla should be able to use online word processors, as long as they don’t require downloads. Some online photo-sharing sites allow simple editing, as well.

  4. Nutcase Says:

    In Response To Galley_SimRacer @ 07/01/2001 5:39:17 PM

    Re: The price

    you may have noticed in my article w/ the pictures that i disagree with your “earthlink is the best” point of view… to the point that it will keep me from ever buying an evilla. :(

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Urf…

    I think the Start Tribune guy got a job as a PC reviewer about 6 months ago. Compared to a 1.7 GHz computer with 512 MB of RAM, 233 and 64 would be anemic in the same application. However, QIII takes a lot more power than web pages.

    Also, e Villa could have a fair amount of applications made available through the wonder of Java 2’s RMI. A simple applet could allow access to nearly any type of productivity software with great ease (from the client side).

  6. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Galley_SimRacer @ 07/01/2001 5:39:17 PM

    Re: The price

    eVilla has an uphill battle because:-

    1/. Not all potential purchasers will want to use Earthlink as an ISP, particularly if you do NOT live in the US like most of the world’s population;

    2/. Lack of upgradeability MAY be an issue wtih some;

    3/. This business model has failed previously;

    4/. The cost is relatively high compared to stripped cheap PCs, which a large number of people would use in preference to the eVilla.

    It might be a better sales gimmick if the eVilla connected with some sort of mega-secure ISP with pretensions to filtering out all evil (bad pun) viruses, spammers, etc. If you could pull off a secure neighbourhood as distinct from AOL,etc people would buy the machine.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 07/02/2001 00:11:50 AM

    Re: The price

    >>eVilla has an uphill battle because:-

    It may be uphill because eVilla may work better than a simple PC and all M$ certified techicans might not like that because they get less work to do. It doesn’t require the latest PC hardware/software either.

    >>4/. The cost is relatively high compared to stripped cheap PCs, which a large number of people would use in preference to the eVilla.

    Have you calculated this as the total owning cost? You might also take into account software/hardware upgrades etc.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 07/01/2001 4:11:10 PM

    Re: Star Tribune on eVilla

    He speaks of “memory” not upgradeable for the lack of a hard disk.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hard disk storage is RAM (Random Access Memory), it’s just very slow, compared to chip RAM.

    Do they know an IA is NOT meant to have such devices?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~–
    There are no rules for or against this.

    Amazing how little info people seem to have and still emmit opinions on the matter
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~–
    Same goes for you no? In the end opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.

  9. cedricd Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 07/02/2001 11:17:26 AM

    Re: Star Tribune on eVilla

    you’re right, also my PC has some special ROM: my keyboard (it’s some read-only data accessible from the CPU after all, just very slow if you don’t type as fast DaveH).

    Thanks for the humour.. well thanks for trying at least. Being funny is a very difficult art as you just testified :o )

    Regarding journalists yeah, many of them don’t deserve to get paid, it takes a bacillea to not realise this simple fact of life. (a litterate one though).

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