Vice President, Rational Continuous Engineering Solutions
IBM Software Group
You can buy a cell phone for $0 these days with a new contract. But, for some people, that is too easy! The growth of open source platforms and open standards has led to incredible innovation by a new wave of 'makers' who are creating incredible things just to see what can be done. One important maker platform is the Raspberry Pi, a $35 computing platform which has all the necessary components to make a full Linux based computer. The Raspberry Pi is at the heart of a lot of Internet of Things innovation.
I encourage you to read more about the Raspberry Pi and the huge community of innovators it has created!