Internet of Things
This recent burst of interest in very small, very low power computers with limited capabilities is being spurred on by deployment of the Internet of Things (IOT). There is a need for computers to monitor various parameters of working industrial devices and to report observations over the internet. On the other end, more powerful computers absorb the information from many reporting points, and formulate actions based on the combined info. At the remote points, there will be neither room for full-blown computers or enough power for them. Nor would their capabilites be needed. Just the place for the Raspberry, and its even smaller, cheaper brethren.