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 jgagnon on Fri 27th Apr 2012 20:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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It would be possible to create an "instant on" experience with something like the Pi. It is cheap and soon it will be freely available. Having a standard piece of hardware to program to allows people to get innovative with their solutions.

Point is that this is the start of something really, really awesome. The Pi will do for general computing what Arduino did for micro-controllers. Is it "best of class"? No, but it doesn't have to be. It has a strong following and that is all it will take.

The Pi has all the potential to become the next Commodore 64 (fixed hardware, just waiting for the software to be written). If not it, then something directly inspired by it.

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