Just another site like instructables.com ?

I've recently come across a new website (via adafruit blog) that has devoted itself to 'open hardware' and has the very ambitious intention to become a centralized platform for it. Now I keep wondering how that might happen. We already have 'instructables' (not quite open, requires registration to download files), github, gitorious, sourceforge ...

Will the newcomer stand a chance against them at all?

might not become the largest but why not ?
Adafruit has tons of good stuff on their site…

I wasn't talking about adafruit. I was referring to the site linked in that blog post ;-) Or is this a double-misunderstanding ?

I didn't want to post a direct link, so I can't be accused of trying to push this website (not mine).

my mistake, I missed the word via ... sorry, :blush:

My first line still stands ... why not?

the second is still true but irrelevant wrt your question ;)

Yes I agree. Too bad there's nothing like that on this side of the pond. Just some resellers if we're lucky.

madworm: Yes I agree. Too bad there's nothing like that on this side of the pond. Just some resellers if we're lucky.

As far as whether they "stand a chance"? Maybe...

Don't you remember when Google was the small search engine on the block (back when Yahoo, Hotbot, and Altavista dominated things)...

Heh - for all I know you were 5 years old at the time... ;)

I just signed up with them, it can’t do any harm and may help them reach some form of critical mass.


Rob

@crOsh:

When I was born, black and white TV sets were still quite common ;-)

And what about 'gopher'... you missed that one.

Was excite some sort of search engine? Yeah, gopher starts from level -1 since that is where most gophers stay :)