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[3]: Very Generous!
by Morgan on Wed 29th Feb 2012 12:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Very Generous!"
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I'm going to ignore the "fanboy" dig for now, though it serves to nearly undermine your entire response by labeling it as flaming.

You're right: I pretty much ignored the whole Twitter side of things as I don't particularly care for that service. I hang on to my Twitter account for some of the same reasons I still have a Facebook login, but I don't use either service that much. Looking at it now, I see what you mean about some of the things the RPi team has said.

I still say they handled it very well considering that they never thought it would be this big in tech circles. I'm sure when they first started the project they were likely thinking they might sell a few thousand at a time. That doesn't excuse any backpedaling and blaming going on today. If nothing else, it's a learning experience for them. Every startup has growing pains, after all.

And I still stand behind my response to Garrrr_Pirate; you accuse me of being a fanboy while you ignore his overt trolling and outright lies. What's up with that, anyway?

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RE[4]: Very Generous!
by Garrrr_Pirate on Wed 29th Feb 2012 13:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Very Generous!"
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overt trolling and outright lies

ಠ_ಠ Well thanks.

Everything I wrote pretty much came direct from Raspberry Pi themselves, not trolling or telling lies, just frustrated at the mess this launch became and people blindly defending them without the facts themselves it seems.

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RE[5]: Very Generous!
by Morgan on Wed 29th Feb 2012 13:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Very Generous!"
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Once again I take back some of what I said regarding what was posted on Twitter as I didn't pay attention to that service (shame on me!). That said, I've gone back and read through their tweets and you are taking a LOT of things out of context or otherwise ignoring the obvious.

I actually replied to you down below, but to sum up: You are being as blind in your rage against the foundation and blaming them 100% for the fuckup, as you are accusing me and others of holding them blameless.

First, consider that the resellers have a monetary interest in cutting corners and such, and may very well have ignored contact attempts from RPi, either intentionally or as a consequence of their IT infrastructure going up in smoke. Second, I've said several times that RPi made mistakes that I'm sure they will learn from going forward.

I know we will likely never agree on how things were handled at launch, but I'd like to assume that you, like me, are here because you are interested in this device. For my part, I'm going to bow out of this pointless battle, as I've more than made my point as well as made a fool of myself by not being well informed regarding tweets. So, here's to hoping the device lives up to the hype! I have a feeling it will. ;)

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