We are disgustingly pleased to announce that Eben Upton is one of this year’s MIT Technology Review’s TR35 award winners. TR35 is a list of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35, and it’s a very big deal indeed: previous years’ lists have people like Jonathan Ive, Linus Torvalds, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Konstantin Novoselov on them. We’re feeling immensely proud about the whole thing at the same time as experiencing a considerable amount of disequilibrium. (Although TR35 is a far more prestigious thing than any of the other awards the Raspberry Pi project has won, Eben notes that the disequilibrium is very similar to the disequilibrium he’s experienced when total strangers have come up to him in the street 4000 miles from home and insisted on buying him raspberry-flavoured cupcakes.)
If you want to read more from the MIT Technology Review on Raspberry Pi, there are two articles in this month’s edition: one by Eben and one about him and the project. Well done Eben – it’s a fantastic achievement.
Note for Jim M – TR35 was the photoshoot that held up my posting that Pi to you; it’s one of the ones in the second article.