billio wrote:I just wondered if anyone has thought about the using the RPi for education related to the unemployed and those on disability benefits ?
The Raspberry Pi wouldn't be of much use to unemployed people because most employers want experience with Windows, MS Office and .Net programming etc.
I can't remember seeing any job advert that requires knowledge of the Raspberry Pi. Employers are very specific with the kind of software packages they want you to have experience with. Often, they will want you to have a degree in a subject that is not even necessary for the job in question and X years commercial experience with software package XYZ.
With regard to internet access for unemployed, they just tell you to go to the local library which offers free internet access.
The main attraction of the Raspberry Pi for unemployed would be its use as a cheap computer / media player / games console.