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 M.Onty on Tue 10th May 2011 10:44 UTC
M.Onty
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I'm working on an assistive device for blind computer users, especially children, called a cell display. The idea is to reduce the price by a factor of at least five. See www.bristolbrailletechnology.com. This PC device could well be just what is needed for these sorts of projects working to reduce the cost of currently expensive niche devices for education. Bundle this with a cheaper Braille cell display and you could see Braille literacy sky-rocket around the world. Bravo!

- Ed Rogers

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