Celebrating the Life of Pi

It was the Raspberry Pi, a computer that’s barely larger than a credit card and which readers of this magazine don’t really need explaining in any greater detail. This computer has the potential to do so much more than any of the aforementioned giants and their kin, and that is because it is as much about ideology as it is about mechanics. And it has been successful, of that there is no doubt. “I really do think that this time last year we were starting to get the idea that we weren’t going to sell 10K of them,” Eben Upton, the co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation tells us. “I think we were starting to get the idea that we were going to sell tens of thousands of units. But I don’t think any of us had imagined that it would come true.”