I believe that a fear of failure can stifle success, but being able to afford failure is a whole different issue. Here’s Linus Torvalds in an excellent BBC News interview talking about Raspberry Pi, the $35 Linux computer:
So I personally come from a “tinkering with computers” background, and yes, as a result I find things like Raspberry Pi to be an important thing: trying to make it possible for a wider group of people to tinker with computers and just playing around.
And making the computers cheap enough that you really can not only afford the hardware at a big scale, but perhaps more important, also “afford failure”.
posted on June 14, 2012 at 7:09 am