Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, I experienced the nerd equivalent of a Black Friday $50 iPad sale. At 07:00 CET, the first batch of the much-anticipated Raspberry Pi went on sale, and while Raspberry Pi itself was very properly prepared, the two large international retailers actually selling the device weren't - despite warnings from Raspberry Pi about the enormous amount of traffic that would come their way, the two sites crumbled to dust within seconds. There's good news too - the cheaper model A has seen its RAM doubled at no additional cost.
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RE: Very Generous!
by rec9140 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 14:14 UTC in reply to "Very Generous!"
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You've been really rather generous considering what a huge car crash the whole launch has been.

I don't really see how they could have handled it worse tBH.

SPOT ON! Sums it up very well!

Crowing that your servers were up... yeah you pulled your software hogging software, and dumped your store! Puhlease!

This whole change in the process from their own store to these UK based suppliers, and the absolute refusal to take pre-orders and sit on the $$$ or ££££ and horde the interest... NOPE can't do that! Should have ordered about 50K to start.... .and this whole "educational" thing... just move on! The hobbyists and developers of other uses will drive this, not education.

And don't dissent on their forum, banned, deleted, moderated.... NOT how you ENGAGE YOUR CUSTOMERS!

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