After much waiting for the Zero and A+ to return to the marketplace with no good results, I wrote a very polite letter to the R-Pi foundation's Public Relations Director and asked her when these two computer boards might be back on the market. I explained to her that one of the problems is that folks simply don't know if the boards are actually back in production, or have really been discontinued.... and that the lack of any sort of feedback or announcement from them is causing some unhappiness among their customers. Then I simply asked the question: Are the Pi Zero and A+ in production and might be available sometime in the near future, or are they discontinued? I cc'd Adafruit too, just in case they knew anything about the status of the boards. That was almost a week ago, and as of this morning I have not received any sort of reply from either the R-Pi foundation, or Adafruit. Nothing, nada, zip..... not even a "thank you we are working on the problem" or even a robo-responder. It is very disappointing. Apparently nobody knows when or if the Zero/A+ will once again be available, OR they know but aren't going to tell us. Either way, it's not a good situation. So.... I'm starting to look into alternative boards like the C.H.I.P or the Orange Pi. Maybe they'll be viable, maybe not. I let you know what I find.