While titans like Apple, Microsoft and Google are grappling for global dominance, ordinary people around the world have begun tinkering with gadgets again.
Just look at the Raspberry Pi. It’s barely bigger than a credit card and costs less than R250, but the Pi is a fully fledged computer. Hook it up to your TV and a keyboard and you can use it for everything from word processing to playing high-definition videos.
But the point is not to offer people affordable computing – it’s to get them thinking about computers as being more than just appliances.
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