Nilay Patel Interviews Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton

I’ve been greatly enjoying Nilay Patel’s Decoder podcast, no episode more so than this recent interview with Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton. The recurring theme: general purpose computers vs. appliance computers. And my favorite line from Upton, neatly summarizing Raspberry Pi’s ethos: “We build the products we want to buy.”

My aforelinked item on John Calhoun’s “SystemSix” project is a perfect example of Raspberry Pi’s general purpose utility and affordability. If Raspberry Pi didn’t exist, there are of course ways Calhoun could have built something similar, but I doubt he would have.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022