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[2]: Buisness accumen
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:53 UTC 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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RE[4]: Buisness accumen
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 29th Feb 2012 22:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Buisness accumen"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, charity does not mean people work for free. The word "charity" does not even imply work for free.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charity

In any case I wasn't talking about salary, but other costs. It costs money to have prototypes made. That didn't come out of the aether.

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RE[4]: Buisness accumen
by lucas_maximus on Thu 1st Mar 2012 08:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Buisness accumen"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

LOL.

I worked in one of the UK largest Charities ... it is run very much like a business. There is even equivalent of a CEO.

Edited 2012-03-01 08:44 UTC

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