On New Year's Eve, the team behind the uber-small PC Raspberry Pi said that two of a very limited release of ten numbered beta Raspberry Pi units will appear on eBay each day, starting with #10 and #9. Stretching over a period of seven days, the auctions will hopefully generate revenue that will go straight back into the Raspberry Pi Foundation, funding the charity's work.
Now three days later, the team is simply astounded by the "generosity" people are bidding on the beta boards. "Consider our gast well and truly flabbered," the team said on Tuesday. "We are absolutely amazed by the generosity of the people bidding on the beta boards. Every penny from the auction goes straight to our charity, where it will fund the making of more Raspberry Pis to go into schools."
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