Because, for me, the gateway is part of a network. Getting “my own” gateway in return for that investment has no value to me whatsoever. How would Kickstarter backers benefit from holding back parts of that network until all backers got their hardware first? Why would I even care for getting my hardware earlier or with some specific casing if it is just part of a bigger thing? “You are the network. Let’s build this thing together.”
…which, for me, was out of line; just look at the proof of existence in the very first reply on this thread. Yes, we’ve been waiting a lot, and are still waiting. No, I’ve not doubted that the team was trying to get it done, and I kept hoping they would succeed before money ran out.
Very true. I still believe in the idea. But: so…?
No, you’re right, that is not a good thing. I just wanted to say that I already got value for my investment in the network/community, despite the hardware being delayed.
True, though I have very different experiences with commercial providers, where the only way to communicate is by opening private support tickets, or be getting access to some private forum. A lot of the knowledge I got is about problems I did not run into myself, or I ran into myself at a later time for which I could then use that knowledge.
Very much agreed. I’m still a happy member
What makes you think that? Apart from the one’s I’ve connected myself (one being a Kerlink of the City of Haarlem that used to be connected to Loriot instead), I can reach zero gateways from my home.
That’s not what I intended to say: “I’ve first of all invested in the network/community. I don’t even care about owning my own gateway if others would already be available in my neighbourhood.”
Wow, why would you still doubt they will be delivered, soon? Also, the note about the coverage makes this sounds like you think The Things Industries is only caring for their own business? I think they care for the TTN community they have started: that’s you and me and everyone here.