[Ubuntu-be] Reach out to the kids

kawabill kawabill at telenet.be
Sun Apr 1 07:18:37 UTC 2012


Just think about a Raspberry Pi costing less than a new pair of jeans! Today
I read through an article in the Guardian which I believe is very true and
offers a real opportunity for Linux as a whole, and aspecially for Ubuntu.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/mar/31/why-kids-should-be-taught-code
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/mar/31/why-kids-should-be-taught-code 

/There will be lots of interesting discussions about the key concepts that
students will need to understand, but here's one possible list for starters.
Kids need to know about: algorithms (the mathematical recipes that make up
programs); cryptography (how confidential information is protected on the
net); machine intelligence (how services such as YouTube, NetFlix, Google
and Amazon predict your preferences); computational biology (how the genetic
code works); search (how we find needles in a billion haystacks); recursion
(a method where the solution to a problem depends on solutions to smaller
instances of the same problem); and heuristics (experience-based techniques
for problem-solving, learning, and discovery)./

It still seems far away, but it could be heading our way @ lightspeed.

Anyone already played with it:  http://www.raspberrypi.org/
http://www.raspberrypi.org/ 
Still waiting to get one in my hands, patiently.

Lots of ubuntu to all!

Bill

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