Embedded devices vs "real" computers (was Re: Fwd: Featured Offer of the Month: Free FD100 Terminal!)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Mar 14 13:07:53 CDT 2007


On 14 Mar 2007 at 12:32, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> So while I might not turn down a box of embedded devices like a credit
> card terminal, hacking a lone terminal isn't as appealing as building
> a similar device from scratch and knowing exactly how that new device
> works.  As I said, though, having developers' docs might tip the
> balance, but the chances of that are rather low.

I suppose I can appreciate your viewpoint.  Digging into little 
gizmos, even if it's to dump the ROMs is more appealing to my inner 5-
year old.  My parents could never give me anything mechanical or 
electrical without having me take it to pieces.

Cheers,
Chuck





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