Friday, March 2, 2012

The future is here, now

The Raspberry Pi computer was released yesterday. About the size of a credit card, it's a fully programmable computer on a Linux platform, which connects to any television (for a monitor), yet is strong enough to power 3D graphics and Blu-tooth video playback. 256 MB Ram, with ethernet and 2 USB ports and an SDI slot. Of course it's has WIFI connectivity.

Specs and pre-order form are here.

This little wonder will set you back Thirty Five dollars. Pick up an $8 4 gig thumb drive from Target and you're set. Initially available in the UK only, first day orders brought the retailers web sites to their knees. I've ordered mine, with delivery scheduled for early May.

Created by The Raspberry foundation, those wonderful folks working on the one laptop per child project. May eventually give the XBOX a run for its money


Happy birthday Dr. Seuss

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! Goodbye yesterday. Hello tomorrow. The game just changed. I'll take 3.