*walks onto stage, taps mic., looks around, takes deep breath*
...Well, it"s out. People are playing with it, working on getting various hardware/software bits and pieces working, reporting bugs and problems, etc...
The Pi is a triumph. Uniquely affordable, beautiful to look at, with graphics capabilities far beyond anything in it"s class, apart from one thing... the Pi seems to have crapped-out in the sound department. Drivers are buggy/not working so far, and it seems that when the time comes that they *are* stable and working, the output on the analogue Jack will be *not excellent* due to electrical noise on the circuits.
I propose a fix. Well, not so much a *fix* as an optional but desirable improvement. An improvement that will make the Raspberry Pi"s audible capabilities as legendary as it"s GPU - an add-on board, connected via GPIO, with a nice clean signal path, and a proper DAC. And that"s not all! *waggles finger towards the heavens*
*crowd murmurs, pregnant with anticipation*
...I propose this add-on board has a chip, probably Yamaha, that enables FM SYNTHESIS! WHO"S WITH ME? *crowd goes wild* SAY IT NOW! EFF EMM SYNTHESIS! EFF EMM SYNTHESIS! EFF EMM SYNTHESIS!
*departs the stage, crowd still chanting*
note: I may or may not know what I'm talking about...