Educational Technology

May 25, 2011

The $25 computer that could help change the world

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:28 am

By John Breeden, Government Computer News

A key-drive sized PC could help in poor areas and school districts, as long as they have monitors. Unless you’re a hardcore gamer like me, you’ve probably never heard of David John Braben. Today however, he is doing something a little more serious, such as creating a fully working computer for $25. This amazing little device is the size of a key drive, runs a full version of Ubuntu Linux and has a USB port for attaching a keyboard. It’s part of his Raspberry Pi Foundation that is trying to educate more kids about the hardware of computers, and put the fun back in computer science. At just $25 a pop, each kid in a class could probably be issued one to take home.

http://gcn.com/articles/2011/05/16/25-dollar-computer-can-help-poor-countries-school-districts.aspx

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