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[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 27th Apr 2012 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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My experience with home computers in the 80's was limited to the Commodore 64 and 128. Both could access the disk drive without the need of any extra software, although the C64's way of using the disk drive was a bit awkward.

I think the main advantage, from an educational point, was that home computers didn't change. Windows/Linux/OSX computers get operating system updates, they come on changing hardware, you can customize the way everything looks.

A home computer always comes on with the same screen, its build-in programming language stays the same, the chips don't change. It gave you a chance to really get to know the computer and figure out how it works. There weren't so many layers between you and the computer like there are now.

I really like my Macs, but I can't love them like I did my Commodore 64.

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