treczoks
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Re: Why "Raspberry Pi"?

Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:07 am

I mean, this should be an FAQ, but it wasn't there.

I can understand the "Pi" instead of "Pie" as a nice pun, but why "Raspberry"?

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meltwater
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Re: Why "Raspberry Pi"?

Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:23 am

Good details in this article which answers it...page 3 for that bit...

http://www.computingatschool.o.....g-2012.pdf
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grumpyoldgit
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Re: Why "Raspberry Pi"?

Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:25 am

It was felt that Kumquat didn't have the same ring to it.

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Re: Why "Raspberry Pi"?

Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:53 pm

meltwater said:


Good details in this article which answers it...page 3 for that bit...

http://www.computingatschool.o.....g-2012.pdf


Ah okay I'd wondered about the name. Nice link

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Re: Why "Raspberry Pi"?

Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:43 pm

Originally, the plan was to sell them for $3.14159265358


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grumpyoldgit
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Re: Why "Raspberry Pi"?

Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:47 pm

And they were running out of fruit based names for computers.

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Re: Why "Raspberry Pi"?

Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Jock in a Frock said:


Originally, the plan was to sell them for $3.14159265358




If they get a little cheaper to make later on, the B could get to $31.4159265358

Almost as good

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