Friday, March 02, 2012

Raspberry Pi Launches, sells out in one day, crashes servers of suppliers

Over the past few days I saw a spike of interest in the KF post on the Raspberry Pi business card sized computer board for US$ 25 (and US$ 35).

On following up, I saw that it had launched and had drawn so much interest that it crashed the Web Site of Farnell, one of two initial providers. It of course sold out the first run in a single day. The back-order time is expected to be about a month.

Cf BBC reports, here and here. END