It seems to me that most are completely missing the point of the non-profit project. This isn't to replace your gaming machine, or rebuild your corporate infrastructure, or replace your cell phone (yet!?!?). This is to put an incredibly inexpensive piece of hardware in front of masses that otherwise wouldn't have access to anything like this and get them computing, teaching and learning computational thought processes, getting programming into schools, learning the valuable information that can be derived from logical information processing, and those individuals having access to be the next generation of creative programmers and pushing the boundaries of what programming can do. Go to YouTube and just check out what people have already begun to do with Betas of the product. Graphic development, robotics controllers, etc.
From a consumer perspective, how cool would it be to just connect this to your HD TV, attach an external hard drive and wireless mouse/keyboard and do whatever you wanted. Most users just surf the web and check email, no problem. Perhaps your kid wants to learn programming, pop in a different SD card and now there in whatever programming language environment they want that will run on ARM architecture. You're a business and what to have a TV setup as an information console, just stream VNC to it from your office PC.
There are immediate consumer uses right now, but that's not what it's built for. We will find ways to try and drive this program to giving us bigger and better, but that's not what their trying to accomplish. $25 and a couple accessories, and now computing has become available to a much wider base of creative thinkers.
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