Everyone wants a slice of Raspberry Pi

The £25 programmable computer invented by British scientists has turned into a global sensation. Will it encourage kids to teach themselves code, or just end up in the hands of nerds?It’s 9am on a lovely autumn morning at Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, just outside Geneva. The sun shines on to an open vista of fields and mountains, glistens off nearby lakes. It’s an ideal day for cycling, walking, picnicking; almost anything other than messing around with computers in the dark.I am standing in the dark, watching people mess around with computers. Scruffy young men take cables out of plastic carrier bags and plug them into the back of television screens. They connect up keyboards, slot in SD cards, bung long leads into USB jacks. Parcel tape is slathered over stray cords to stick them in place. Somehow, I thought that Cern, the closest thing to a Bond lab on the planet, would be more sophisticated than this.Still, it’s not Cern that we’re checking out. We’re here for something far more basic, and even more exciting. Take a closer look.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/nov/04/raspberry-pi-programming-jam-cern

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