Posted by: Anthony Kesterton | June 9, 2012

Eating Pi

My Raspberry Pi (http://raspberrypi.org/) arrived just as we were about to go on holiday – so I had to wait till we got home before I could try it out.  Now, I have built a temporary housing using Lego, plugged it in and it all works perfectly.  Next, I got it running in “headless” mode – and now using VNC to connect to the Pi desktop from my laptop.

My day-to-day work is usually a far cry from the low-level details of computing, so it is fun going back to some real computing – where the cursor is blinking on that terminal screen!  Of course, all the work done by the community means setting up the Pi is petty simple – so it is not really that hard.  However, given the state of computer education in the UK, how much longer will people know how to work at the operating system level.  That’s what the Pi is trying to encourage, getting people to thinking about the low-level details again, writing code and generally having fun…

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