Thanks for the link J- A-M. I did a little research and found this:
Raspberry Pi: How I spent almost $150 on a $35 computer
Could be helpful for some.
This response is even better:
(From the comments section):
You realize that your CURRENT COMPUTER you have at home/office/etc. - OR EVEN your so-called "more powerful phone" could SSH into this and not need to plug anything but a power cable in the Pi, right?
Oh - of course, because you are a "hotshot" sys-admin. You are making yourself out to be a complete fool.
Oh, and most kits come with a wi-fi dongle, and you can also use one you might have at home/work being a sysadmin and all.
I built a security camera that takes up nearly nil space for 40 dollars. It sends me a notification via email and SMS when it detects movement (depending on time of the day). It stores the video on the cloud, etc. - this is just scratching the surface.
I can SSH into this anytime I wish, I don't need an external monitor, or an HDTV to take advantage of the HDMI port (although it's nice to have the OPTION), same goes for EVERY port minus the power.
I wrote the daemon/assembly myself, and saved about 200 dollars for a wireless security system that has more functionality than most other systems at this price. Heck, I can have it call the police without the monthly fee.
You sir, just made me lose all respect for ZDNet - and even more for sysadmins. It must be sad thinking you are "good" at something when you realistically have no clue whatsoever.
In all seriousness, it makes everyone in our industry look really stupid when you write things like this without understanding anything about it. You say it's "cute", but have no idea what you can do with it and what's possible. People are building robots with these things; do you think you need a monitor/keyboard/mouse?
Why are you even in this field if you don't understand even the simplest things. You call yourself a sysadmin, but likely cannot do anything but plug things into walls.