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 akavel on Mon 9th May 2011 11:16 UTC
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Please do note the quote below, from the AFAIK original article at bbc.co.uk ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/rorycellanjones/2011/05/a_1... ) :


There's a lot of work for Raspberry Pi to do. The volunteer team has to produce a better working prototype, has to show that it really can be manufactured for around £15


I do sure also hope, that it's not going to follow the fate of the OLPC in this regard, but as of now, please mitigate the bold $25 claim in the article for what it's worth. Unless you do have some good sources to back up the claim that they have since succeeded in this area -- then I'd be more than happy to hear that.

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