For those interested, I am coordinating hosting of local area R-Pi user groups at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View (where I'm a senior docent, artifact restoration engineer, and historian, including a presenter and operator of the Babbage Difference Engine) once we have our boards in our hot not-so-little hands. The museum already has an educational program where we provide specially-focused events for teaching school kids about computing as well as assisting teachers how to replicate these events in their own classrooms.
The R-Pi seems to be a very useful element that can be used to enhance this kind of educational program, and I want to encourage kids to come to the museum to play with R-Pi systems brought by user groups and, for the disadvantaged kids, to take their own home with them to continue learning with them. Once they're available in sufficient quantity, I'm also investigating the possibility of the museum selling R-Pi systems in its book and gift shop, perhaps co-branded with Foundation and museum logos.
I'll announce when we can get together as soon as any of us has actually received their board so we can share. I'm usually at the museum the third Saturday of each month to give tours and Babbage demonstrations, and occasionally at other times for special events, which would include R-Pi events. I had a 3/30 ship date from Newark US, so, it looks like I may be one of the first on the block to receive theirs ... after the radio frequency interference compliance issue is resolved (and assuming there are no other glitches ).
The best things in life aren't things ... but, a Pi comes pretty darned close!
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -- W.B. Yeats
In theory, theory & practice are the same - in practice, they aren't!!!