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The Dream of Computing for Everyone
on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:53 UTC
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
on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 16:24 UTC in reply to "
Comment by Sodki
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
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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