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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by renox on Fri 27th Apr 2012 14:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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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.
I tend to agree with this: it's a nice cheap computer, but I don't think that I have an use for it..

Personally I'd prefer an instant on device like the 80's home computers
Uh? Once you have put the SD card in it, it is an "instant on" device.

and a wider range of included programming languages, including Assembler.
The review talks about Scrath and Python, but it doesn't say that you're limited to only those languages..

I'd be very surprised if there isn't an assembler already working.

As for an easy to use language environement, Scratch is used to teach programming to kids, so..

Edited 2012-04-27 14:09 UTC

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