Lauren Goode

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Sold Out! The $35 Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer.

The $35 Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized Linux-based computer originally created for educational purposes, has already sold out after it became available earlier today, following five years of research and development. The surge of traffic to Raspberry Pi’s Web site earlier today forced the company to temporarily put up a static page, where visitors have been directed to Twitter instead. The Verge reports that the $25 model of the mini-computer, which now will have 256 megabytes of RAM, is going into production “immediately.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus