This is just soooo good:
…the senior vice president of Sony’s IT product division said the tiny $299 notebook could potentially shift the entire notebook industry. … “If (the EEE PC from) Asus starts to do well, we are all in trouble. That’s just a race to the bottom,” said Mike Abary.
About time. All those monsters that are being produced by Dell, Sony, HP and others — aren’t really worth the price tag. As expected, an average user can mighty well survive with a much simpler and lighter machine. EEE may by far not be for everyone, but the trend is well spotted and it is similar to the one so well pointed by Gruber when he talks about Mini vs. real iPod: users don’t necessarily need all of those super features, they are likely to be fine without them.