Raspberry Pi (someday…)

The best thing and the worst thing about Raspberry Pi is the price: $35.

You can’t beat that with a stick. Sure it doesn’t come with a case, or a power supply, or any sort of input devices, but that’s half the fun. I’m on the waiting list for one of these now (more if I can get them).

Raspberry Pi


The “problem” with the price is that a TON of people want this little gem and that is making it hard to get. Raspberry Pi is put out by a non profit charity with the stated goal of teaching kids how to program, and they lack the smooth running executing engine and global supply chain know-how of tech giants like Apple.

So, I’ll wait for it…

My kids are still a little young to start learning Python and Linux, but they are getting close and I want to be ready when the time comes. Lot’s people think that 20 year old tech geniuses are “over-night” success stories, but the reality is that many of them have been developing software for 10+ years.

The success is a result of years of perfecting their craft, and if any of my kids want to learn software development and computer science, the Raspberry Pi will be great tool to teach them with.

Plus, to be completely honest, I don’t really want to turn my iPad or MBPr over to them 🙂

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