We told you a couple of days ago about this mornings impending launch.
Unfortunately, it was less successful (in some respects, at least) than hundreds of thousands of people, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation would have hoped for.
Massive interest in the RPi model B meant that the launch partners, RS and Farnell, simply couldn’t cope with demand. The guys at RasPi are saying that they did repeatedly warn the distributors of the huge interest, but they obviously didn’t heed them fully.
#RaspberryPi is trending in both the UK and worldwide on Twitter, and RS and Farnell (all subsidiaries thereof) have been down since the announcement went up at 0600.
People aren’t happy, and of course, RaspberryPi is taking a lot of the heat for it, which isn’t really fair. If there’s any consolation to be had, it’s that when the storm has settled, you will at least be able to pre-order, albeit with a wait of a month or however long until the next batch comes through.