Re: Re: @Pete 2
"My TV runs linux, but it's still only a TV."
No...I think you'll find that it's a computer. Perhaps knobbled and DRM'd to hell, but a computer nonetheless.
"I have mini-ITX boards that sit on a bench and host Linux/Windows off a n/v RAM module - but they're not "computers" "
Err...yeah, they are. Windows is a general-purpose OS and (depending on the distro) so is GNU/Linux.
"The RPi is simply a component, in that it's uncased"
And the RaspPi peolpe have been hiding that fact under a rock have they? I disagrree on the "component". The CPU is a component. The USB controller is a component. The NIC is a component. Stick 'em all together (plus a few others) whatcha got? A computer!
"cannot work without additional, non-bundled, hardware"
Again - have they hid this fact from anyone. At all? If I unplug my keyboard, monitor etc from this desktop unit, does it cease to be a computer in your little world? How about the server which has or peripherals directly connected at all. Maybe I am hallucinating the fact it's perfectly functional (it came without media too).
"and is being sold to developers rather than to domestic users as an appliance in its own right."
Oh riiiiight. So just becaue geeks buy it, it's not a computer. FFS. A "computer" cover way more devices that an OEM beige box with bundled crap.
Stop digging that hole, it's in danger of collapse.