From Liz’s note at Raspberry Pi during the lead up to the event:
Eben’s giving a talk at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Young Professionals event this evening. One of the subjects he’ll be talking about is open hardware, which I know a lot of you are interested in – I hope you can find some time to watch!
I’m off to watch Twitter like a hawk. James May from Top Gear has just been tweeting about his Raspberry Pi this morning, which has had us punching the air in a masculine fashion. Unfortunately, he has hit a small initial bump in the road. In cases like this, we strongly recommend stealing borrowing the SD card from your spouse or child’s camera.
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