The micro sd cards tend to start off a little cheaper too. £2.50 for micro SD 2gb vs £3.20 for SD on ebay. So a 70p saving for each R-pi for 3rd world countries that would need a 2gb card.
I know that this isn't quite on-topic, but I saw this paragraph and had to respond.
*Please* don't suggest buying flash-media of any sort from eBay - it is a VERY bad idea, and likely to cause a lot of problems and loss of work if a kid (or anyone else) were to follow that example.
Not to mention that you can use a MicroSD card in an SD slot with a cheap adapter.
And defo. not the other way round, which is a very good reason for SD!
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