Originally Posted by navigate_us
I understand your point, but I think Yellowfins offering to the industry required large investment. In your exampe it would be like 3 excellent engineers developing a an operating system as opposed to an application.
Whilst I agree that development can sometimes be rather deep money-pits Yellowfin certainly seemed well past the proof of concept stage and, according to the press blurb on their demise, alluded to having a third party ready to manufacture it. Unless there are some dark horror stories with the manufacturing process or the longevity of the drive then I think it will make a rather nice buy for some of the industry players. I know if I had the money I would certainly be interested in it. Objectively I thought it provides a rather elegant engineering solution to the problems with outdrives. Subjectively I thought it looked pretty darn cool