Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:53 UTC
Editorial The dream of inexpensive computing for everyone has been with us since the first computers. Along the way it has taken some unexpected turns. This article summarizes key trends and a few of the surprises.
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RE: Comment by Sodki
by zima on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 16:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
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please note that the Raspberry Pi is selling like mad

That's not the best choice of words... now, definite numbers seem hard to stumble on, but from the data and sources listed in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi#Launch we can probably extrapolate 200k units as an absolute upper limit of RPi units sold so far, and likely much less than that.

That's still a great number for sure - but can't be really described "like mad" when, IIRC, more Android devices are activated daily.

There was a Zerg rush & a flurry of interest about RPi throughout ~western web, understandable considering that mostly wasting-life-on-web geeks would be marvelled (for a time) about the device, but they don't translate to "like mad" sales...

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