@artisticforge<snip>Your online persona gives off a very similar one to another user who had almost identical views "Adafruit" Are you two linked ? eg sock puppet etc. ? (honest question BTW)
The recovery of Arduino is going to take a long long time.
Think of it as a great opportunity for you to help with the recovery....R
@artisticforge, I am already 65 years old and, like everyone else on the planet, I am dying one day at a time.If you are in the unfortunate situation of dying more quickly that the rest of us at least you can be thankful that you will not be around to hear us say "I told you so" when we discover that the Arduino system is not as dead as you forecast.On the other hand (to end on an upbeat note) it would only take you a few days to write a short tutorial about something that might be helpful for a newbie, and hopefully your life expectancy will extend that far....R
It is sad that you find another person dying so amusing and something to joke about.
Arduino still has not hit the bottom yet. Many retail stores just no longer carry Arduino products. Radio Shack retail store are basically gone. The Mircocenter.com retail stores sell Arduino clones and knockoffs.Frys.com retail stores are not much better. Most are either Grove or SeeedStudio. I do have one Robotale board which is a poor Chinese clone.
If Arduino was interested in selling stuff, they would have employees here in the forum fixing problems and generally pitching in,