A very interesting article by John Kay, "Rent-seeking lessons from Mubarak to Louis XIV" looking at how different people attain wealth. When I reached the last two paragraphs I did wonder if John wrote this to prepare us for the revelation in today's news about the LIBOR rate fixing by UK and other banks.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Raspberry Pi is a small computer costing about 28 British pounds. The idea behind it is to encourage younger people and not-so-young to really understand what is behind information technology and computing. My daughter told me she had IT class at school but when I asked what it entailed I was horrified to find out that it was really familiarisation with the applications (such as MSWord) on a PC.
If your waiting for your Raspberry Pi to arrive it's time to go out and get the essentials that you need to run it. Unless you ordered anything other than the board that means:
1) a 5v power supply with a USB to USB mini cable
2) USB Mouse
2) USB Mouse
3) USB keyboard
4) Monitor or TV which has a HDMI socket
5) HDMI-HDMI cable for above or composite cable to a regular TV (which is not ideal on the eyes but at least proves it's working)
6) 4GB SD card and a reader to write the image to the card
I am mentioning this because then you can get the Pi up and running as soon as you get it. The WIKI is a good source to prepare for setup. It's a great feeling though when the lights come on and the boot starts writing to the screen.
My Raspberry Pi arrived last week. If your waiting for your Raspberry Pi to arrive it's time to go out and get the essentials that you need to run it. Unless you ordered anything other than the board that means: