My computing muse, Jerry Pournelle, is credited for Pournelle’s law: “One user, one CPU” or “One user, at least one CPU.” The law is a statement about personal computers and the computers of the 60’s and 70’s that were time shared amongst multiple users.

Pournelle’s first law somewhat describes my interest in the Raspberry Pi. The Pi, along with most “Internet of Things” is a variation of Pournelle’s law to wit: “One application one CPU.”