[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Plans

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 14:43:41 UTC 2012

On 7 March 2012 14:41, Alan Bell <alan.bell at libertus.co.uk> wrote:
> On 07/03/12 13:28, Liam Proven wrote:
>> Hey, it's a hella cool toy for £15 (standalone model) or £25 (with LAN).
>> They sold out the initial production run in about 3min, at 6AM, and there
>> have been 7 orders a second ever since.
> it is cool, and I have one on order, but I do have to pick on this "7 orders
> a second ever since" thing. That would be 420/minute or 25,200 per hour or
> 604,800 per day, which just isn't happening. What is going on is someone
> said something like: "the initial 10,000 sold out in about 25 minutes!!"
> (which I don't believe - the sites were not able to process the orders fast
> enough, took all morning to recover, I very much doubt they could do 7
> orders/second) which someone else calculated as about 7 a second, and then
> someone else reported this as a sustained ongoing order rate of 7 a second.
> They are taking a lot of pre-orders and the initial batch did sell out
> quick, but lets get the back of an envelope calculations within the bounds
> of possibility.


I scaled it down 2 orders of magnitude to something I find a bit more plausible.

At £25, yes, I can believe they have a million-odd preorders.

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