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Digital Trends: Meet the Brits who promised the world a $25 PC, and delivered a revolution


The Raspberry Pi mini-computer passed the 12.5 million mark in sales earlier this year. Digital Trends spoke to founder and CEO Dr Eben Upton CBE FREng and other team members about the company’s history and why the primary goal for educational computers is still the key. Eben, an alumnus of the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge (EMBA 2009), said the idea behind Raspberry Pi was to provide young people worldwide with access to computers. “I think there are some really encouraging signs – and as the father of a daughter, it’s become particularly, personally important to me over the last few months – that we can rebuild the computer industry in a way that’s much more representative of society. That’s not just gender. That’s race, and class.”

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