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Author Topic: The Life Scientific: Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi  (Read 864 times)

jelv

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The Life Scientific: Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:27:45 AM »

On this weeks The Life Scientific Jim Al-Khalili was talking to Eben Upton.

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When Eben Upton was in his twenties, he wanted to get children thinking about how computers think, to boost the number of people applying to read computer science at university. He dreamt of putting a chip in every classroom. The result was Raspberry Pi, a tiny gadget, little bigger than a credit card, that can be hooked up to any keyboard and monitor, to create a programmable PC. And it's cheap. Raspberry Pi Zero, sticker price just 5, was given away free with a computer magazine in 2015. Eben tells Jim how it all began, in his loft with soldering irons and post it notes, and how, by ruthlessly pursuing a philanthropic goal he became CEO of a highly successful business enterprise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ly60f
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Re: The Life Scientific: Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 04:23:40 PM »

Thank you for posting the link. That reads as if it will be an interesting 28 minutes listen . . .
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Re: The Life Scientific: Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 08:12:40 PM »

It was, particularly for the reason they introduced the zero.
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Re: The Life Scientific: Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 11:46:22 PM »

A very interesting point about the flash photography. As Eben said, it was just as well it crashed the device rather than trashing it!
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Re: The Life Scientific: Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 08:30:44 AM »

What was impressive was how quickly they identified and came up with a solution. I can think of many companies who would have been denying (in the face of all evidence) that there was a problem for some weeks!
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