Hello, I'm from the Netherlands so I'm sorry if you can't read my english.
One of the goals of this project, as I read from the FAQ, was to 'being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.'
I'm 15 years old so I think I fit in the target group of this Project.
Already had some basics of VB.Net and C#, so I know some stuff about programming in general, things like Integers, Strings and If/Else structures.
It's only $25 dollars, that's like €17 euro or so. I thought about many possibilities of the Raspberry. A Tablet, a Mediaplayer, but also music equipment, I think its eventually possible to make a small digital Synth or a drumcomputer.
So, are there some things I have to learn first, before purchasing the Raspberry?
If you want to succeed your goal, you need tutorials. Not boring ones, but tutorials to drag kids attention. If you gonna give a kid this chip and a big boring book 'How to learn Assembler or C' you are never going to achieve your goal.