Just watching the insanity that is the Raspberry Pi launch.
For those unfamiliar, it’s a tiny, bare-bones Linux computer, designed for experimenters and education. It’s more robust and user-friendly than an Arduino, with a very decent graphics chip.
And it is CHEAP. At $25/$35 a pop, you can afford to put one in projects that might not survive, like model rockets or planes.
The poor fools only made 10,000 of them to start. They were smart and have licensed distrubutors handling it. These were effectively and efficiently DDOS’d within seconds of launch this morning. This is the equivalent of offering a tiger a tiny morsel of meat, then patiently explaining that it needs to wait until dinnertime so could it please let go of their arm…
If any of the UK contingent want to bring them coffee and donuts, I’m sure they’d be appreciative.