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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RE[2]: The new magic
by M.Onty on Tue 10th May 2011 10:50 UTC in reply to "RE: The new magic"
M.Onty
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"Rather than learning it, they were told to rely on it

Any of us do not really *know* how computers work. We only have a set of ideas.
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If you know about logic gates and have a vague idea of how data is structured then you have quite a good understanding of computers in general. The rest is details not necessarily worth knowing unless you have a specific need.

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