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 twitterfire on Mon 9th May 2011 13:18 UTC
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They do teach kids in schools how to play WOW? If not, that's a big fail. I do hope they teach the kids at least how to use facebook and twitter and how to find cheap pr0n on teh internets.

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