How a $35 PC is catching on

  @FortuneMagazine February 28, 2013: 8:54 AM ET
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The Raspberry Pi is a personal computer at its most Zen: motherboard, memory, connectors, and not much else. Named after the Lilliputian berry, the bare-bones Pi is the brainchild of British chip architect Eben Upton, who was inspired to get cheap PCs into the hands of would-be programmers. But the Pi, which is sold by Upton's nonprofit, has become a hit with do-it-yourself techies. "It appears that we've gotten to a million units inside our first year," says Upton. "It's staggering."

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