Raspberry Pi PC to launch generation of lonely onanists
Hey! Soldering fans! All your worthless dreams are about to come true! The Raspberry Pi home computer is about to go into production. What is it? Well, it's a $25 (£16) machine which is the bare bones of a computer and has been developed in the hope that it will inspire a generation into becoming technology boffin types.
Just what everyone wanted in a country that is sorely lacking in medical staff.
If you're a sensible human, most of the following won't make a blind bit of sense to you. Here goes: the Pi uses an Arm chip similar to the ones you find in mobile phones and is intended to run a version of the Linux open source operating system. You can... do... umm... stuff with it or something.
The Beeb say that the batch of bare bones circuit boards are the first to be populated with all the components making up the finished device. The whole thing is undergoing tests currently.
"Once we're happy that this test run is fine, we'll be pushing the button immediately on full-scale manufacture in more than one factory," wrote someone called Liz Upton on some blog.
The finished device will be sold in two configurations. A Model A for $25 (£16) which lacks a network connector and a Model B for $35 (£22) which does have an Ethernet socket.
Orders for the gadgets will be available in early January. Brace yourselves.