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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by ameasures on Fri 27th Apr 2012 16:22 UTC
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As a Brit who can remember times before the BBC micro and I have to think the Raspberry Pi is good news.

I have taught year after year of computing undergrads who turn up aged 19 and many have never programmed.

Virtually their entire experiences of computers prior to that moment were as consumers of Microsoft Office.

The notion that they might create and engineer something rather than just enjoying the consumer experience was a shock that just baffled many of them.

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