Linked by David Adams on Sun 8th May 2011 04:15 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Well-known game developer David Braben is a little bit fed up with the state of computer science education these days, which seems to have shifted away from learning programming to some sort of computer-oriented "life skills" class. As the father of eleven and nine year-old boys, I can attest that so far, despite a massive investment on the part of their school in computer equipment, their computer education has consisted mostly of "play this math game" and "don't be victimized by cyber-perverts." Braben's idea to stem this tide: a very, very cheap computer that students can learn to program on.
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by bloodline on Sun 8th May 2011 06:23 UTC
bloodline
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2008-07-28

I would echo Braben's comment, my young half brother has been taking a "Computing Course" at school for the past few years and te most advanced thing he learnt was basic website design... Using a WYSIWYG editor ;)

I spent much of Christmas teaching him JavaScript and slowly introducing him to Objective-C (he wants to write games for his iPod Touch).

I would buy one of these computers for myself and one for my half brother the moment they come in sale!!!

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