If you’ve ever eaten a meal with me, you probably know that I like pie, or any dessert for that matter. I can’t say that I’ve ever had raspberry pie, but I bet I would like it. I know that I think this Raspberry Pi looks good. It’s a really small and inexpensive computer aimed at making programming (as a hobby) fun again.
Computers and programming may not be your thing, but I had a ton of fun as a kid learning how to program using Logo on my TRS-80. The people over at Raspberry Pi seem motivated by the decreasing lack of interest of today’s youth in understanding how computers work. Most people just accept that their laptops, PCs, cell phones, and other smart devices just “work” without understanding any of the principles behind them. Understanding logic, interfaces, code, and other geeky stuff like this isn’t for everyone, but Raspberry Pi sure seems like a good way to make those things accessible to a broad audience again. For $25, these things are cheaper than many toys you could buy for a kid.
So check it out, and maybe pick one up if you’re looking for a new hobby. Any product that includes mathematical references in its name has to be cool, right? Remember to bring your own keyboard, mouse, and monitor though. You didn’t think you were getting that stuff for $25, did you?