Demand for Raspberry Pi massively outstrips initial runs

Ars Technica’s Ryan Paul:

The Raspberry Pi foundation attempted to launch its $35 Linux computer on Tuesday evening, but the organization’s retail partners couldn’t cope with the massive demand. Two British electronic component distributors that intended to sell the product were unable to do so–their websites went down, succumbing to the stampede of eager enthusiasts who sought to purchase the hotly-anticipated system.

Really happy to see we’re on our way to widely supported and capable platform for cheap, distributed computing power. The implications for prototyping are enormous.

I’d be interested to see who’s working on a beefier, higher cost solution for commercial/industrial deployment.