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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Should be interesting!
by Athlander on Fri 27th Apr 2012 12:05 UTC
Athlander
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2008-03-10

As someone who grew up with the BBC Micro B, I'm interested in seeing how this pans out. Will the Raspberry Pi be a success in schools or will it end up in the hands of universities and hobbyists?

Will it inspire people who otherwise would never have considered programming? Has it been proven that the 8-bit computers of the 80's played an important role or would those who cut their teeth on such machines have become programmers anyway but learning at university, rather than at school?

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RE: Should be interesting!
by phoehne on Sun 29th Apr 2012 04:45 in reply to "Should be interesting!"
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2006-08-26

School administrators aren't that insightful, IMHO. There's a lot of focus on what they're using in the 'real world,' rather than teaching anything useful about programming.

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