Richard avatar


Fergus Byrne avatar

I wonder where I have heard this before?

gordon77 avatar

Great video giving some insight behind the Pi. Maybe all said before but I hadn’t heard it.

Gordon77 (a >50 yr old ‘kid’ :))

liz avatar

Thanks Gordon! Some of the material isn’t new: but a fair old bit is.

Dave Akerman avatar

The TARDIS made an appearance, so that’s new :-)

antiloquax avatar

OMG, Eben showed a slide of my RPi’s desktop. I need a lie down.

W. H. Heydt avatar

Afterwards he made a surprise visit to the Silicon Valley Jam, saw various projects people brought and Jim Manning and I pumped him for all the information we could pry loose. Following that, the three of us swapped old stories (I found out that Eben’s father is a mere 4 years older than I am…).

Jim Manley avatar

Since he’s no longer wearing his HAL T-shirt in exchange for a black one, has anyone else noticed his wardrobe’s gradual morphing into that of the late, great Steve Jobs? That’s minus the unapproachability, megalomania, lack of self-effacement, no sense of humor, or any other normal human traits that Steve eschewed, of course – Eben couldn’t be more of an opposite from Steve, personality-wise!

liz avatar

I hope you noticed that the black t-shirt is actually an EFF t-shirt! (Can’t really imagine Jobs in one of those…)

Baca'n avatar

Ok Eben. You’ve just given to me my Compelling Vision of a future. Maybe I should go get a PHD at Cambridge. God knows I’ve already done the work that some PHD would like to do on a computer.

PS Your booth’s “Best Of Show” is still waiting for you and Liz. Let me know when your next in NorCal.

Tony Hughes avatar

Great video, well worth watching.

Rob Dunsford avatar

This is heart-warming, life-affirming stuff. Having grown up with my BBC Micro and spent the past 30 years coding (Pascal, COBOL, ADS, VB, LINC14, PHP and now Javascript & Ruby/Rails) I feel like I’ve come home. The same spirit of adventure I had at 14 years old (and rarely had since) has come back to me in the shape of a credit-card sized (-+ 1mm!) micro-computer. Despite all my IT experience this little computer makes me feel empowered and re-ignites my spirit of discovery & learning – and, more importantly, it’s rubbing off on my two young sons.

Thank you – and more power to your collective elbows! :-) x

p.s. I’ve just bumped Stephen Fry off my dream CDWM list in favour of Eben (or Liz!)

Chris Hefferin avatar

Fantastic keynote. Eben is an engaging speaker and has a lot of enthusiasm for what he’s talking about.

Thank you Mr Upton for reigniting a passion of my childhood.

Alastair W avatar

The lack of Robot Wars on TV must be contributing!

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