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Bob Lacovara
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Bob Lacovara   12/30/2011 6:57:26 PM
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SylvieBarak and ibm21 seem to be discussing apples and oranges, but then, I'm not sure. Any technology can be perverted: an astounding amount of good and useful information crosses the internet; an astounding amount of porn does as well. I make a value judgement just by writing such a statement, but few people would equate the value of medical databases with porn access. Here's a more controversial opinion. Take all of the, uh, darned, computers in grammar and high school, and throw them out of the windows. They are of practically no use whatsoever in teaching kids to read, to write, and to do basic math. Keep the research machines in the libraries; keep the access to educational data bases. But kids don't need computers to read books on; they don't need computers to "help" with math; they don't need to know how to make flashy but content-free presentations using PowerPoint. The compositions that I've seen that students have done using MS Word are no better than with a pencil. Remember that NASA put men on the moon without personal computers. Many engineers out there today went through college without electronic calculators. PCs, for grammar grade students, and for most high schoolers are just a distraction. And that's at best. ibm21 has reminded us of the darker side of the internet.

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Sanjib.A   12/30/2011 6:42:27 PM
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The idea is good, but I guess in India "Akash" would be more competitive as it comes with a touch screen and there is no need for a key board and TV. I would be happy to buy it to do some experimental home automation stuff.

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SylvieBarak   12/30/2011 2:44:33 PM
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Indeed

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SylvieBarak   12/30/2011 2:44:11 PM
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Most people have some sort of a TV though, right? And it plugs directly into a TV... No one is saying that you should buy a $25 PCB and then buy a $500 screen to go with it. The point of it is that it hooks up to screens people probably already own.

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SylvieBarak   12/30/2011 2:37:21 PM
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What the heck does this have to do with porn?! Why do you keep bringing porn into it? Your "logic" is the one that makes no sense here... You wrote, and I quote: [in Chinese Internet cafes] "when you walk inside one you won't see anyone coding, plenty of gaming pirated movies..." If the Chinese are just gaming and pirating movies (as YOU claim), and not tinkering or making use of awesome cheap devices like the Raspberry Pi part this article is actually about, then how is it that most tech products are actually made in China? Or that China has such a large portion of engineers? Obviously, they are doing more than just pirating movies and gaming.... My "logic" is not the one that brought porn into this in the first place...

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ibm221   12/30/2011 12:22:51 AM
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the source of most online porn is US or ... US is the most developed place for xxx industry and educated some good engineer at the same time. so your logic is nonsense. you should think china's lack of porn industry limited their engineering capability.

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Helicopter0   12/30/2011 12:10:28 AM
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laptops desktops are common at 199 tablets are available for less than 100( Huawei) akash is at 35 android smartphone for 30 pi for 25? That's for a PCB without screen? I don't see a market for pi smartphones will save the underdeveloped world, not pcs

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Wizard12357   12/30/2011 12:00:49 AM
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GO GO Raspberry Pi! This is great news! Reminds me of Vic-20 days trying to find a proper UFH port lol. Enabling creativity and imaginations all over the world is a very worthwhile agenda.

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goafrit   12/29/2011 7:06:31 PM
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This is simply innovative. I have not even heard of it before. Great idea. But let us see if the world will adopt it.

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ReneCardenas   12/29/2011 5:50:00 PM
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I a firm beliver that low cost and ease of prototypeing will advance the art of programming skills in the masses. Like Heatkits dir for me in my early forming years, I comend the non-profit organization and its members for their work and efforts. No easy task ahead for them. I can't wait to order several copies and do some thinkering of my own.

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