Started by chinnyhill10, 02:59, 18 February 15
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Quote from: chinnyhill10 on 02:59, 18 February 15Why should the PCW be forgotten just because it isn't glamorous!
Quote from: chinnyhill10 on 02:59, 18 February 15Anyone see the tweets and subsequent coverage from Raspberry Pi today claiming that as they have passed 5 million sales they are now the UK's top selling computer ever?Might come as a surprise to PCW owners since the PCW sold 8 million! Totally appealing that no 'journalists' actually bothered to fact check!Suggest PCW fans get out there and start spreading the word. Why should the PCW be forgotten just because it isn't glamorous!
Quote from: CraigsBar on 13:17, 18 February 15surely it depends on what you count as a UK computer. If they mean the top selling computer made in the UK, they are probably correct. The pi is after all manufactured in Wales is it not, and I am pretty sure the pcw was made in Korea along with the CPC.
Quote from: pelrun on 05:06, 19 February 15To be fair you wouldn't be running the Amstrad at all as a bare PCB...
Quote from: Gryzor on 09:35, 19 February 15They actually replied to me with a tweet pointing to this: Five million sold! | Raspberry Pi which essentially says that the Pi is the *fastest* selling Uk computer, not the best-selling or that the Pi foundation is the Uk's biggest computer manufacturer.Meanwhile, they haven't corrected their own shit on their timeline, and they keep retweeting idiotic articles about the first claim.Incidentally, good for them, of course (I've got 4 Pi's lying around in various roles) but I don't think it deserves special merit comparing yourself to things 30 years ago... The claim is a bit lacking any real importance. Can you really compare a market in its infancy with computers costing many times as much with today's market where the Pi is seen as a gadget?
Quote from: Gryzor on 09:29, 20 February 15Note really, because lots of early computers came rather naked, too, and nobody doubted they were computers. But I "feel" the same with you - as I said, you just can't compare a fully fledged computer with a nice gadget.
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