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[*] Post 506845 posted on 6-3-2017 at 20:05 Reply With Quote
Raspberry Pi Device

ZDNet.com article dated March 5, 2017

http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-raspberry-pi-is-the-future-of-computing-devices/#comments-c661e63d-472e-4ffe-9abd-6f2eee22d 308

I copied just 2 of the paragraphs as a kind of overview of this topic for this "device".

Launched by University of Cambridge computer scientists in 2011 as a $35 board for DIY projects, the Raspberry Pi erupted into a global phenomenon that has sold over 12 million units. Originally, the Cambridge team didn't expect to sell more that a 1,000.

Last week, the latest Pi hit the market--the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a $10 device that you can transform into a working computer with a little bit of modest tinkering (and your own keyboard, mouse, and monitor).

Me Here: so there's supposedly 12 million of these things out there. I'm curious as to whether anyone has actually seen one 'in person' [even ifthey didn't get to play with it], and what their impressions of it are, i. e., watching someone use this "device", given how different it is from all others, is a much better take on its value (or lack of) [at this point in time] than watching some uTube video.

We can all speculate what it might turn out to be, but that's pie in the sky until it hits the marketplace, i. e., it strikes me that the 12 million users are DIY tinkerer types who are using all their creative juices to do something "functional/practical" with one.

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[*] Post 506846 posted on 6-3-2017 at 20:15 Reply With Quote

My mate built one and he is very happy with it but he has a few PCs in his house. I think he uses that one for downloads.
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[*] Post 506849 posted on 6-3-2017 at 22:21 Reply With Quote

Another forum that I inhabit has quite a few tinkerers and a few of them use the Pi as a video server. running the likes of Kodi and other add ons. I've been seriously considering one for myself, but, with precious little time on my hands, don't need another hobby. :D. They are very good at what they do, though.
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