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Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:49 pm
by nick.mccloud

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:58 pm
by davidcoton
:D

The forthcoming Raspberry Pi Model C will now be called the Pi Model CBE. It comes with a pink unicorn, a pony and a stable to keep them in.

"The impossible we do at once. Miracles take a little longer."

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:59 pm
by DougieLawson
That means Liz will need a new hat for her visit to Buck House with Eben to collect his gong.

I don't agree with the honours system by any stretch of the imagination because too many are given to folks like Sir Philip Green (who should have his K torn off for asset stripping BHS) and too few are given to folks who merit gongs like Eben.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:03 pm
by stubright
so they'll both be popping round to Betty and Phil's for
https://youtu.be/_LdVbOlkMlU
and a well deserved pat on the back.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:10 pm
by liz
Mostly I'm excited about meeting Brian Blessed, who was made an OBE today! (I don't think this means Eben gets to order him around, but we can dream.)

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:23 pm
by stubright
liz wrote:Mostly I'm excited about meeting Brian Blessed, who was made an OBE today! (I don't think this means Eben gets to order him around, but we can dream.)
Will Mr Upton be dropping subtle hints to Mr Blessed regarding the fate of a certain Mr Gordon?

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:32 pm
by DougieLawson
stubright wrote:
liz wrote:Mostly I'm excited about meeting Brian Blessed, who was made an OBE today! (I don't think this means Eben gets to order him around, but we can dream.)
Will Mr Dr. Upton be dropping subtle hints to Mr Blessed regarding the fate of a certain Mr Gordon?
FTFY, you're welcome.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:51 pm
by Heater
Some kind of honour is a good idea. Like the Nobel prize and many others it brings people and important things to the notice of general public. Like the Nobel prize and such we can always dispute if the honour went to right people or not.

In Finland every year there is a presidents party, a huge formal gathering. Every year honoured people, deemed to have done great things for the country, are invited. A long line of them shakes the hand of the president one by one as they enter. It's all shown live on TV.

I was amazed to see the young Linus Torvalds was in that line many years ago.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:54 pm
by rurwin
Onward my brave Pi Men. Let this be known forever as Eben Upton's Day.

Gordon's alive? I thought he'd been crushed when the device tree fell on him.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:12 pm
by 6by9
Wow. Congrats Eben. Bet you never thought this would happen when you were stumping up the cash for that very first batch of Pi B boards.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:17 pm
by daveake
liz wrote:Mostly I'm excited about meeting Brian Blessed, who was made an OBE today! (I don't think this means Eben gets to order him around, but we can dream.)
Priority list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_ ... ish_Empire

(and the answer is yes CBE > OBE :-) )

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:52 pm
by W. H. Heydt
davidcoton wrote::D

The forthcoming Raspberry Pi Model C will now be called the Pi Model CBE. It comes with a pink unicorn, a pony and a stable to keep them in.

"The impossible we do at once. Miracles take a little longer."
Don't forget the sandwich and wheels...

Congrats, Eben!

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:16 am
by asandford
daveake wrote: (and the answer is yes CBE > OBE :-) )
Strange that an OBE sounds 'better' than a CBE

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:27 am
by W. H. Heydt
asandford wrote:
daveake wrote: (and the answer is yes CBE > OBE :-) )
Strange that an OBE sounds 'better' than a CBE
Makes sense if you find out that...
CBE == Commander of the Order of the British Empire
OBE == Officer of the Order of teh British Empire.

So... Cdr. Dr. Upton....

Side note...Tim Peake also got an honor. One usually given for service to UK outside the country, which certainly fits his situation.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:49 am
by Paul Webster
Good to see recognition for the reboot of UK (and wider) computing in home, school and business.
Well done Eben and team.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:06 am
by rpdom
Congratulations Eben. So well deserved :)

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:37 am
by fruitoftheloom
Well deserved EU and Tim Peake what next a Knighthood ?

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:08 am
by Cancelor
asandford wrote:
daveake wrote: (and the answer is yes CBE > OBE :-) )
Strange that an OBE sounds 'better' than a CBE
Indeed it does OBE 1 KENOBI

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:26 am
by karrika
Congratulations. It is nice to see people awarded for making something great.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:45 am
by camallison
I can just imagine it now - at the presentation ceremony. A flunkie sidles up to Eben and says, "Dr Upton, your t-shirt doesn't meet our dress code".

camallison

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:28 am
by Heater
Yes indeed. Well done Eben.

And of course, well done everyone who has contributed to the Pi's success and the furtherance of it's purpose for being.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:01 am
by jamesh
Congratulations Eben!

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:09 am
by fruitoftheloom

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:34 am
by epoch1970
If it were a French honor, I'd say "well done"... Here I will say "well deserved". Congratulations!

Keep it up and soon you'll zoom past TimBL.

[Mod: Edited to remove unsubstantiated statement]
EDIT: The edited part was supposed to be humorous. Excuses to anyone who took offense.

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:30 pm
by W. H. Heydt
fruitoftheloom wrote:BBC Techpage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36498605
Nice little piece.

There has been the ongoing issue that, if you mention to Pi to most people, you get a blank look and, "What?" back. Since things like the honors list get fairly wide publicity, I anticipate news organizations in many places will have a, "Who's he?" reaction to Eben's CBE, will then dig a little deeper, and do reports on the Pi (I note that the video in the linked BBC report is old enough that it is citing Pi sales of 8 million; surely that is 10 million by now).

So...this is not only very well earned by Eben, but it is probably good for the Pi, as well.