Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 08:40 UTC
In the News "Dozens of teachers specialising in computer science are to work in English schools thanks to a partnership between Google and the charity Teach First. Google's chairman Eric Schmidt said money would also be provided to buy 'teaching aids, such as Raspberry Pi's or Arduino starter kits'. He said that without investment in the subject, the UK risked 'losing a generation' of scientists." My Raspberry Pi should arrive via UPS today, assuming they don't mess up. I'll try and get a few photos and first impressions up if it does arrive.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Fri 25th May 2012 09:07 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

Very nice.

Now, where's the catch? Google needs to earn money, so here must be some catch somewhere.

"You see how cool we are? we are not evil. Forget about privacy horror we bringed, just use our products!Oh, and we're better than Microsoft and Apple too!"

No. Actually, you're just the same.

Take the money and wait for the crap to come.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by Radio on Fri 25th May 2012 09:18 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Now, where's the catch? Google needs to earn money, so here must be some catch somewhere.

No. They get good PR, and possibly tax deductions. And long-term, future competent employees with deep loyalty.

As for privacy, Google has the best record of all comparable companies out there, larger problems like the Patriot Act abusive powers notwithstanding. Far better than Microsoft and Apple, yes.

Thanks, troll. This could have been a nice discussion on teaching CS to children, but now you derailed it, I fear it will just be three pages of back-and-forth on Google's privacy invasion - Oh, the horror of a unified privacy policy! Oh, look, they snooped on completely open wifi networks! My house was visited by robbers and it was all Google Street View's fault! Etc.

Edited 2012-05-25 09:19 UTC

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by marcp on Fri 25th May 2012 09:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
RE: Comment by marcp
by sirspudd on Sat 26th May 2012 18:26 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
sirspudd Member since:
2010-10-13

Saying every corporation is the same is like saying every person is the same, stoopid

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