Monday, October 1, 2012

Geek Peek - Having your Pi and eating it too

I have been involved in a Linux operating system project and whilst doing some research I came across the Raspberry Pi project. The Raspberry Pi is a computer on a single board the size of a credit card and that retails for under $40. Think about that for a moment. With wealthy countries rolling out laptops for all students the third world is being further marginalized. But what if every student in Asia and Africa had there own $40 computer that fits in a pencil case? Sure they need to connect it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, but those items have and continue to fall in cost and could be kept at school with the students plugging in when needed.

Has the information revolution entered a new phase?

PS. the geek in me couldn't resist ordering one for AUD36 at this reseller

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