If you"re looking to use it as a media player only, I can speak on behalf of the foundation and say PLEASE BUY IT. We are not interested in establishing any sort of hacker purchasing apartheid.
OP"s suggestion is horribly solipsistic. There are several threads active at the moment with people complaining that people who are *not like them* might be buying the Raspberry Pi. As far as the Foundation is concerned, that"s a great thing. The more we sell, the more we can make. The more Raspberry Pis that go out into the world as media players, the more likely we are to see them fall into the hands of kids *and* adults who find that actually, this programming thing isn"t as opaque as they thought.
And the poster above who posited that all batches will be 10k in size is dead wrong, BTW.
First, it"s your lack of info that makes people speculate, and the idea to wait, and wait and wait, without telling us one piece of info.
Why not take orders if you really sent it for manufacturing ? Why wait ?
Second, what you are saying here pretty much goes against what you claim the foundation is about but whatever, I guess the goals werent what we were led to belive, "learning kids to program" and all that. Seems to be bullshit then.
Seems you completely changed the foundations goals with that post, thanks for that, now we know.
As for the rest of the idiots, yeah, try to buy more than one from the first batch, apparently none of you actually read any info on this site ? And when the hell did I say something about "complaining people are different than me" ? ****ing psychos answering things I havent said.
Good you are idiots, unbelivable. Try to actually read what people write and answer that instead fo imagining things in your own heads.
The foundations goals before as we have been lead to belive is NOT to make a cheap mediaplayer for people: