Raspberry Pi selected as one of six British engineering products on commemorative stamps

Shawn Knight

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The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail postal service is celebrating 50 years of British engineering with a set of six commemorative stamps. Among the products recognized is the Raspberry Pi, the single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to help teach programming.

The Raspberry Pi stamp joins the three-way catalytic converter, the London Crossrail, MRI machines, the Falkirk Wheel and synthetic bone-grafting material, each getting their own stamp.

Raspberry Pi’s Executive Director of Communications Liz Upton, who is also the wife of Pi creator Eben Upton, said they are a little sad that British stamps now come with sticky backs “so we won’t be able to imagine all of you gently licking the back of a Raspberry Pi.” Nevertheless, she said they are buying a huge stack of them to use on all of their postage for the foreseeable future.

Those interested in getting their hands on the stamps, either as a collectable item or for general use, can place a pre-order over on the Royal Mail website. The stamps launch on May 2.

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noel24

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If I were to name biggest British (unintentional) invention of all times, I would say: United States of America. But then, I would piss off few people.
 

noel24

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If I were to name biggest British (unintentional) invention of all times, I would say: United States of America. But then, I would piss off few people.
Nope, the steam engine beats all previous and subsequent UK inventions.
Fair enough, although, I would still argue that steam engine killed less people to become the greatest Nation on Earth, just behind Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia...