[Chugalug] Raspberry Pi on track to sell more units than Apple II computers
chad78 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 15:39:58 UTC 2013
Talk about comparing Apples and Raspberries.... Not even close to the same.
The Apple ][ cost $1298 in 1977. That would be around $4575 in 2012, when
the Raspberry came out for $25.
So, yeah, a $25 item is selling faster than a $4500 item - in a time when
computers are far more mainstream than they were 35 years ago. That's not
*- Chad W. Smith*
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com> wrote:
> The Raspberry Pi has sold almost 2 million units. It looks like it's on
> track to sell more units than the venerable Apple II. When I was an Apple
> II software developer in the early 1990's, I recall Apple advertising that
> 6 million Apple II's had been sold.
> If anyone in the LUG is so inclined, it would be interesting to create
> side by side comparison charts on the approximate sales growth curve for
> these two computers. It took Apple 16 years to sell 6 million Apple II's.
> Raspberry Pi Foundation might achieve that goal in 4 years (or less).
> Linux is unstoppable. #unstoppable
> Phil Shapiro, pshapiro at his.com
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