[sf-lug] Got Money? Want Privacy?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jun 22 02:06:42 PDT 2021

Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com):

>         Purism is for you.
>                    <https://puri.sm/>
>                    USA Made at USA prices $1,999
> for the phone and $99/month
>               for service.  It has a replaceable battery.
>                      There is a laptop as well and a modem.
>                 Is Privacy only for the well-off? 

I've been underwhelmed by Purism's products.  All of them.  Lots of 
sizzle, majorly short on steak.

The PinePhone, for one, is in many ways better and a _lot_ cheaper --
and better at being a truly open design, which is Purism's alleged
strength, at which they kind of suck.

The problem with the motto "You get what you pay for" is that it's 
terribly misleading.  _Some_ times, and at _most_, you get what you pay
for.  (Paying more doesn't necessarily buy better.  That's just lazy

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