It's dark and funny and unlike anything else
Somehow this made me nostalgic for the old Beagle Brothers software ads:
This is great. The Raspberry Pi manuals and marketing have a touch of humorous self-awareness that is otherwise absent from computer, nothing like this, of course.
What a find and great post thanks!
In 1982, I owned a Franklin Ace 1000 along with a Smith Corona daisy-wheel printer, an external floppy drive and ScreenWriter II word processor. I thought I was king of the tech world! The printer generated 14 characters per second and made the devil's own racket. When I entered the Print command, I had to leave the room and close the door to preserve my hearing. But the system worked great. And I did love the manual.
Love it. For people who like this, go checkout the newsletters of Be, Inc. archived for posterity here - wonderfully cranky nerdgasms guaranteed!
The part about the reset button reminds me of the “Push to Trip” button in the basement of North Morton. I believe we caused a four-hour blackout with that one.
Interesting. My first computer was also the Franklin Ace 1000 although I never learned to use it. Perhaps I should have read the manual.