Computers really are just getting smaller and smaller. I remember a time when my 9GB Dell tower was all the rage, drawing envious stares form my freshman hall dorm-mates. From there, the hard drives just kept holding more data with less physical space consumed. Then came the USB flash drive that was the size of my first PC. And now, I’m set to build a 1TB tower over the next few months. And the rig is bigger only because I want it to be.
The picture above is a PC the size of a flash drive (note the 20p piece for size comparison). Currently in alpha, the PC — upon release — is only going to cost $25. On geek.com, British game developer David Braben talked about his latest innovation, the Raspberry Pi, designed primarily to give schoolchildren jump-starts on programming. Check out the full article here, with thanks to the good people of reddit.