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[5]: Very Generous!
by Lennie on Thu 1st Mar 2012 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Very Generous!"
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"RS and Farnell have around 5000 employees each, Farnell operate in nearly 3 times as many countries as Amazon and turnover around $1.5 Billion, these are hardly small potatoes. There such things as elastic servers, cloud computing etc etc just for circumstances such as this."

I think the resellers just didn't take it seriously.

The foundation did tell them or maybe it didn't reach the right people.

I do believe the foundation asked for direct links, they just didn't get them (in time).

Also I doubt the resellers make a lot of money on this product, so maybe they didn't want to spend time/money on it.

Obviously having your main website go down is money lost.

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