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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:31 pm

Sorry if I am being stupid or anything but is the name 'Raspberry Pi' Possibly a poke at 'Blackberry and Apple Pie' and therefore at the Blackberry and Apple: two of the biggest smartphone manufactures?

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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:49 pm

crh23 said:


Sorry if I am being stupid or anything but is the name 'Raspberry Pi' Possibly a poke at 'Blackberry and Apple Pie' and therefore at the Blackberry and Apple: two of the biggest smartphone manufactures?



There are a number of similar questions about the forum, but....

In the early days of Home Micros, there were a number of "Fruit" named computers. Apart from Apple, Apricot and Tangerine spring to mind.  Pi is said to be derived from the programming language Python, which was an early runner in suggestions for a suitable "official" language for the Raspberry.
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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:00 pm

No, it's not. crh23 said:


Sorry if I am being stupid or anything but is the name 'Raspberry Pi' Possibly a poke at 'Blackberry and Apple Pie' and therefore at the Blackberry and Apple: two of the biggest smartphone manufactures?


No, it's not. Jongoleur is bang on the money here - we wanted a fruit name for nostalgic reasons, and the Pi comes from Python.
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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:10 pm

Jongoleur said:


In the early days of Home Micros, there were a number of "Fruit" named computers. Apart from Apple, Apricot and Tangerine spring to mind.  Pi is said to be derived from the programming language Python, which was an early runner in suggestions for a suitable "official" language for the Raspberry.


Oh wow—I"d completely forgotten the Apricot. Cue misty eyes...

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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:20 pm

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Oh wow—I"d completely forgotten the Apricot. Cue misty eyes...



I used an Apricot F10 in the late 80s for a company that was trying to port one of their packages from DOS to Gem.  It had a dinky little 10" colour screen to make the graphics look hi-res (like the early Macintoshes did) but they were a pain to program on, especially with the infra-red keyboard and mouse, which chewed batteries and failed to work when anything got in the way.....
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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:38 pm

Thanks

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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:36 pm

The real reason? "Kumquat Ja" would have sounded silly.

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Re: The name 'Raspberry Pi'

Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:47 pm

I had a Kumquat in the 80s. It was a pain to program for.

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