Leaving out HDMI would save about 10c (cost of connector), so not a good example.Higgs wrote:Yes - and what was that about "not censoring opinions". My original opinion was about the RPi functionality. Yours was about me. THAT'S the opinion that doesn't matter. And if you have the emotional need to direct people into what they "should" be doing, knock yourself out.W. H. Heydt wrote:/shrug What was that about "only an opinion"?Higgs wrote:"I'm not trying to censor any opinions, but when someone says they want a particular software feature, so far as I am concerned they have implicitly just volunteered to help make it happen. "
Surprise - but what you think doesn't matter. What you think doesn't determine the course of the universe.Do I have to amortize the cost of the trains, trucks, airplanes, and--possibly--ships that it takes to deliver the Pi Zero as well? From the RPTs perspective, the cost of a Pi is the retail price of the board, just as it is for every other Pi. The RPT wants the purchase price of the board to be as low as possible. All other bits and bobs are up to the user to decide what he needs. If have a Pi Zero project that will require, a micro SD card ($3), a PSU (I have 1A spares from the Model B days, $0), an OTG cable ($1.49), an RTC ($2.58), 5 header pins ($0.15?), and a USB to Ethernet adapter ($6 for the one I plan to use). If I use any other Pi (say an A+), I'd need most of that (just take off the pins and the OTG cable, so less than $2) but I'd be start from at least a $20 base, but at that point, a B+ (at $25) would be cheaper because it already has an Ethernet port.Sure cheap matters. When you add the cost of interfacing to it with cables and hubs, how much is it really? How much to add that instead in bulk to producing them? How many PiZ's before the marginal cost of the function added to each one breaks even to the added cost of the add-ons?
What you *do* with a Pi Zero, or any other model, is up to you. What you add to it to accomplish that is up to you. The RPT is just seeing that the price of the board is as cheap as they can arrange it to be.
I'm not sure what part of that is causing the problem, but it is--somehow--at least a failure to accept the RPTs premise.
Let's make it even cheaper and leave out the HDMI video too.
I was about to clean this thread of a lot of the nonsense above, but couldn't be bothered, so will just say "Be nice to each other". I don't want to have to go through and delete stuff, I'm busy, but any further tit-for-tat, and I will, rapidly followed by me handing out bans like confetti, just because.