Burngate wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:25 am
W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:50 pm
... "mass circulation" ... "mass market" ... the awareness of the general population.
Exactly what I was trying to say. Thank you for putting it more succinctly than I managed.
And, yes, I'm disappointed that up till now it's been ignored by even those publications such as New Scientist that are supposedly promoting scientific / technological education.
I suppose the irony here, at least as regards the scientific press, is that, while we know of any number of research projects that use Pis (the one counting penguins in the Antarctic always comes to mind), no one makes note of the fact that this cheap little computer is being used to support the work. But then, most reports in the literature don't mention any of the other tech that is--or might be--used, so silence on this point probably indicates general acceptance and no need to make a specific mention.
I do kind of wonder what the *general* press (e.g. Time, Newsweek, New York Times, London Times, etc., etc.) will do when the total sales of Pis hits 100 million. Unfortunately, I may not be around to see it, unless the sales bump up well past the current 5 million per year.