Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Maybe the basic and standard spec of the Pi will bring this back to learning to code, but surely they'll just all be running python under Linux and never talk to the hardware? Let's assume Breadbin et. al. know what they're doing. He should port Elite to it officially.
This is a bit like arguing that you can't hope to learn how to repair a car engine if you don't fabricate your own parts from steel you smelted yourself. Programmers not needing access to assembler is no kind of problem at all.
But someone needs to be able to have access to assembler, else how do future program languages get written?
I do think it's worrying what they are taught in computers at school, my son is 13, and he's not really learnt anything about programming, whereas when I was his age (late 80s), I had done some basic BASIC routines, and stuff about databases and so on.
I would expect students to be able to at least have the option to learn the basics of HTML/CSS/PHP and the simple programing concepts.
They are basically just learning how to use word, excel, powerpoint etc
I suspect I will probably aim to get one of these, I mean for £20-£30 you'd almost be silly not to.