I agree, the rpi team did awesome, they where there to answer questions and the rpi site didn't crash even once, the rpi team handled everything perfectly (the same cannot be said for rs or farnwell)
The promised RPF mailing list email that never arrived for many (including me) was a little disappointing, and could perhaps have been handled better, but in the greater scheme of things, it is no more than that, and yes the RPF team were working frenetically in the background to keep things going, so more power to them and thanks to all of you.
To be fair to RS and Farnell, even though they had been warned, I don't think they anticipated the demand would be anything like it was (did any of us?), and also, think of the impact it will have had on the rest of their business - the downtime from the website crashed could have cost them very dearly in loss of their regular sales business.
All in all, we should be greatful and pleased that at last, the 'Pi is on its way...
It took much longer to send the emails out than expected, so some didn't make it, so sorry about that. And the demand once launched was, well, words fail here. Really quite high?
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