Hailed as being the spiritual successor to the BBC Micro, Raspberry Pi has become something of a sensation. This small, educational computer for less than the price of a new PC game seemed like a radical yet brilliant idea. So what makes it so special, and what does the future hold?
Retro Computer Museum
The BBC Micro has maintained a following to this day. Richard Gellman is a member of the Retro Computer Museum in Leicestershire, as well as co-author of BBC emulator software BeebEm. So what is the attraction, and can the Beeb be modified using more contemporary hardware?
Hack to the Future
Alan O’Donohoe teaches Computing & IT at Our Lady’s High School, Preston. He is a firm believer that children should be taught programming skills and not Powerpoint, From a teaching perspective, how does computer literacy in education need a new direction? Can it take some pointers from the past?