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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We've No Right To A Raspberry Pi ...
by M.Onty on Wed 29th Feb 2012 13:33 UTC
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... Its just a nice thing. Will become more than just a nice thing when it goes out to schools, sure, but until then its just a really desirable product. So much anger about the predictable collapse of the ordering system seems to stem from a subconscious belief in The Right To Buy What I Want. No such right exists. The anger is infantile.

Lets keep this launch in context. This launch is not what the Raspberry Pi is actually about. Its about teaching the UK's children to code, thus doing the nation's industries a favour in years to come. How many pre-orderers are giving theirs to a schoolboy/-girl? We (yes, I was hitting F5 at six in the morning too; no I didn't get one; no I don't mind much) are simply not the important part of this story, any failures on their part to provide for us are not indicative of their proper qualities or lack thereof.

So lets act like gentlemen and help an inspired charity realise its real goals without childish tantrums or finger-pointing.

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Underphil Member since:

Couldn't have said it better myself. The sense of entitlement amongst hermit-like bedroom hackers never fails to astound me.

Just get one when there's more available and stop sulking like two-year olds that have been told that it's bedtime. It's embarassing at best.

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apLundell Member since:

You shouldn't confuse enthusiasm and frustration for a sense of entitlement.

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