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Author Topic: Why buy a Raspberry Pi when I have a perfectly good cellphone, MP3 player, etc.?  (Read 2070 times)
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« on: March 26, 2013, 04:08:55 AM »

SlashDot.org has an "Ask SlashDot" post going, as I write this:

"Ask Slashdot: Why Buy a Raspberry Pi
When I Have a Perfectly Good Cellphone?"

It's here, with a growing number of coments:

+ http://ask.slashdot.org/story/13/03/25/216256/ask-slashdot-why-buy-a-raspberry-pi-when-i-have-a-perfectly-good-cellphone

Inside it was a short post that -extended- it just a bit:

"Why Ras.Pi ... I've a [RockBox-compat.] MP3 player
... on 2013.03.26 19:49 (#43279561)

Open Source "RockBox" ought to give folks a clue on
how to access the capabilities of a wide range of MP3-
players - from Apple iPod's to Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip's,
& lots more.

(Some have video functions, too, but I don't know how
much of these would be accessed / used by RockBox.)

Numerous model-specific user manuals & a 1st-class
web site make this Open Source project worthy of
emulation, as well as useful to -both- end-users and
experimenter / developers of innovative replacement
firmware for many models & various applications.

Have a look: http://www.rockbox.org/ "

--- Editorial note:

Computer geeks seem to love programming -so- much,
that they tend - in good ole' Open Source tradition -
to "give away" -both- the resulting applions -and- the
programs' Source Code, enabling others to "stand on
their shoulders" and see a little bit farther... & improve
their software, for our community.

I would encourage more Hams to do the same. :-)
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