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: Buisness accumen
by kragil on Wed 29th Feb 2012 14:53 UTC in reply to "Buisness accumen"
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

So many wasted words. They are charity. They were always intending to leave money on the table.

Not everyone is Apple and wants to extract the absolute maximum from each customer by any means possible.

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RE[2]: Buisness accumen
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:53 in reply to "RE: Buisness accumen"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, but the money they spent for six years developing the prototype has to be recouped somehow & eventually they do want to build another version.

If you've ever worked for a charity, you'd know how much you can do with a little and how much more you could do with more.

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RE[3]: Buisness accumen
by kragil on Wed 29th Feb 2012 17:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Buisness accumen"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

???? The way I understand "charity" is that people work for free. That is certainly the way it should work. So they worked 6 years for free and never intended to get paid. They have jobs besides RPi.

Have you actually read anything about them before posting your nonsense?

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