Because that's, precisely, the reason the Raspberry Pi exists. Cambridge Uni found that the CS101 students hadn't had enough experience with single board computers or with computers that were easy to program.
Rubbish. He's 18. He already knows about the other stuff, and he'll be with people his own age who also do that other stuff.
Spending August setting up a Pi and doing a few projects from the MagPi magazine together would be a great way to do some father son bonding before he goes off to the university. Linux configuration, programming and digital electronics over the summer will be great even if he already has a certificate in some computer thing and even better if he doesn't. It could also turn out to be one of the best and last memories of his childhood for both you and him. I would strongly recommend getting the Pi and requisite accessories as soon as possible.
I do not agree.
You can give me a sextant. I'd love to have one and learn to use it (in practice, in theory I know how). I know how to reduce sites (or, at least, I used to from when I took a university course in Celestial Navigation before SatNav was a thing).
That's uncalled for. It's clearly not so much a spelling error, as the two characters being reversed in sequence. That's an easy to make--and very common--typo. So common, in fact, that there are memes about it. See the use of "teh", for example.
Almost all computer science departments maintain computing labs which are suitable for doing the course work.
You're right. I'm sorry.W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:43 pmThat's uncalled for. It's clearly not so much a spelling error, as the two characters being reversed in sequence. That's an easy to make--and very common--typo. So common, in fact, that there are memes about it. See the use of "teh", for example.
We don't know any of that. The OP did yet-another time-wasting drive-by posting that seems more and more common these days on the forum. We have no idea what the kids wants to learn, we only have this story of a parent seemingly trying to get them to do something with computers. A lot of harm has come from pushing people into careers they don't like and aren't good at just because they're supposed to pay well.
Well I was CSci, and I guarantee the people who were primed for success weren't just getting started with technology. I had begged, borrowed, and stolen since I was 12 to spend time working on computers, and had a strong interest in all science subjects prior to that.I went I. The mid/late 90s and I was one of the few people to have a computer. . (I wasn't computer sci)
If you are simply asking if comp sci students can get something out of having a Raspberry Pi then yes, absolutely. Get one!
My mom had done nothing with computers until after I was in secondary school. At that time she went back to school. After graduating, she enjoyed a good career in IT starting out as a programmer and finishing as a project manager.