A quick note. Now this new site is up and running I’ll be adding some of the lost blog posts and creating new ones.
Raspberry Pi is what many of us wish existed when we were kids.
I cut my coding teeth on a Commodore 64 when you could type in entire programs from listings in computer magazines. And then spend a week or so sorting out all the typos you’d made. And for many of us, it encouraged us to have a go ourselves, first by ‘improving’ on what we’d typed in and then by starting from scratch and creating your first program.
Nothing beats the feeling when your first ever program, coded by you, works.
So, I’m, probably one of many, who are hoping that Raspberry Pi will keep inspiring new generations of coders. The next generation of programmers are currently at school and are more used to playing games on consoles, online, or their phones than programming.
Playing World of Warcraft is one thing, creating your own game from scratch is the same mixture of fun, frustration and a tremendous sense of achievement when it works. That’s not all.
Raspberry Pi is also for everyone else who feels inspired to ‘have-a-go’ at programming but who previously thought it was too difficult or complicated. Or they were too old.
What makes Raspberry Pi so special, apart from being affordable, is its accessibility. Anyone can have a go at programming, building and creating with it.
So don’t be too surprised if the next big tech thing is created by someone who started coding thanks to Raspberry Pi.