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Codebreaker

Did you get your slice of Raspberry Pi?

Marc Sanchez Feb 29, 2012

Probably not, since Super-small, super-cheap, super-tasty sounding computer sold out shortly after it went on sale today. Demand for the computer, which retails for around $35 and is designed to help people learn how to program, crashed its website earlier this morning. The Guardian has more: “The ideal, says Eben Upton, the founder of the charity behind the scheme, is to give one away to every child as they reach a new school year so that they can do their own programming and learn to control computers, rather than be controlled by them.” The device is about the size of a credit card. It sports a motherboard and USB, HDMI, SD card slots, but you have to supply your own keyboard and monitor.

 

That’s all fine and good, but if you found a company that makes a computer called the Raspberry Pi, are you called the CEO or a chef? And while I’m in the questioning mood, what’s the technology/food connection? Raspberry Pi, Blackberry, Apple, every Android OS, Microsoft Mango.

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