I'm John Stout (and not very imaginative when it comes to thinking of usernames!)
I teach computing A-level at a sixth form college.
In my late 50s I've been programming since I was about 17. First program was in ALGOL on an Elliott 801(?), then BASIC on DEC PDP8s and FORTRAN on an ICL 1900 at Sussex University, Ferranti Argus assembly and ALGOL 68-R at Liverpool University, Commodore PET (6502 assembler, Pascal, BASIC and LISP), PCs (starting with a Ferranti!) running Turbo Pascal initially, then graduating to VB.NET (which we use for teaching), via exposure to Oberon, Erlang, Haskell, Python, Scheme, Smalltalk, BYOB, T-SQL for the other part of my day job …
I'm desperate to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi, and so are a lot of my students (I've been offering the keyboard stickers as prizes in programming competitions).
I'd like to get my grandchildren (4, ranging from 5 to 16, with another due in June) interested in programming. I don't know if the Raspberry Pi will do it, but I'm hopeful (apart from the new one, who will grow up being indoctrinated that there is only one true fruit and that is the Apple!).