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[FORBES] 'Raspberry Pi' Sells Out In Hours

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The Raspberry Pi computer is about the size of a credit card and costs just £22 (about $35). Within a few hours of accepting orders online yesterday, the first batch of 10,000 units had sold out, the creators’ website had switched to a static site and those of its two main distributors crashed.

“Tens of thousands” of customers were trying to order the device said distributor RS Components. “This is the greatest level of demand RS has ever received for a product at one time.”

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I remember seeing those as a concept on like discovery...
wanted to make a compact/affordable computer for all children in school(marketed towards under privileged kids) thumb.gif
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I'm never going to be able to get one... especially since I'm on this isolated island that gets everything 5 years late frown.gif
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I'm never going to be able to get one... especially since I'm on this isolated island that gets everything 5 years late frown.gif

*Looks at rig* headscratch.gif

Anyways, I believe this is a really big game changer, especially for inner city schools?
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I'm never going to be able to get one... especially since I'm on this isolated island that gets everything 5 years late frown.gif

I feel your pain.
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I totally see this as filling an interesting niche and as an educational tool. I am shocked though, at the extreme level of demand that appears to exist for this product... So everybody is just going to pick one up just like that and integrate it into their arsenal of daily used technology because it has filled some kind of gaping, obvious hole in the market that nobody has ever thought to fill up until now? confused.gif
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I really...really wish I would have had the money to invest in these. These are going to be HUGE.
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I really...really wish I would have had the money to invest in these. These are going to be HUGE.

If they can keep getting money from people willing to fund it, I think it will indeed be huge. Otherwise, the price will rise and the demand will fall. Like everything else in this world.
    
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