But who knew? No-one had produced a tiny cheap device like this so no-one knew that the demand would be so high. Anyone who says otherwise is guessing with 20:20 hindsight.
Sorry, I didn't mean my post to be an attack.
What I meant was there was this HUGE untapped market out there for exactly what the Rasp Foundation created, which is evident by the explosive ordering of the devices, and not even within the school system.
Thankfully I have a slice of the pi, so I am able to wait a bit for the bulk orders for my school, and my students love it, though what is worrying me, is that until we get into saturation the waiting list is going to be huge. This in itself is a good thing, because as a school I would not be wanting to have a large amount of computers and find that they have a bug.
I still cant believe the computer that I spent over $3000 on is now used less that the Rasp Pi, which was less than $50!