Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 11:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The BBC reviews the Raspberry Pi. "The device may inspire a new generation of computer programmers or it could leave children used to smartphones and tablet computers baffled and bewildered. A great experiment with the way we teach computing has begun and we can't be sure how it will end." Mine's coming the week of May 21.
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by MOS6510 on Fri 27th Apr 2012 13:35 UTC
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I don't really see the use for it, apart from the price and the chance to build your own fancy case.

Personally I'd prefer an instant on device like the 80's home computers and a wider range of included programming languages, including Assembler.

For example turn it on and instantly be presented with a prompt from an operating system that allows you to directly start programming in BASIC or another simple language. Just flick the switch and start coding if you want to. Or from that prompt switch to other languages.

An emulation of BBC BASIC would be awesome.

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