Episode 34: Our $0.25 (00:46:40)
Bit of a disappointment today, we missed an interview with one of the board members of the Raspberry Pi foundation- a UK charity that is dedicated to promoting the study of computer science at the high school level. David Braben, the video game designer of Roller Coaster Tycoon fame, recently developed a P.C. that was about as big as a U.S. quarter, and only costs $25.00 — the Raspberry Pi foundation intends to promote these devices both for purchase by hobbyests, but also as a teaching tool in schools.
Even though the interview wires got crossed, that didn’t stop us from doing a show about the merits of computer science education in high schools. We wonder if brand new CS undergrads are unprepared by high school for college level CS, and whether or not CS is such an ubiquitous and necessary topic that it should be taught alongside maths and english. It is true that most high school level computer courses focus on office software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations– but is this really enough for a computer literate generation?
We just want to apologize if the show is a bit off or wonky- we had no preparation for the show at all, but we think it turned out pretty entertaining! As always, comment below if you have any suggestions or ideas!
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