v intrestingJim Manley wrote:Note Code.org's first Facebook timeline entry:
Founded on August 24, 2012
In Bellevue, Washington
A coincidence that this is eight miles from the home of Microsoft in Redmond, and was founded right about the time that the initial Pi orders from Launch Day were filled? I don't think so.
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I don't get it. What is the conspiracy theory there?A coincidence that this is eight miles from the home of Microsoft in Redmond, and was founded right about the time that the initial Pi orders from Launch Day were filled? I don't think so.
No one lives and works in the vicinity of Redmond unless they're constrained by family (like, say, in order to stay near their kids for whom they don't have custody) or love living, driving (well, when the traffic moves at all on the completely inadequate 1960s-built highways), and otherwise dealing with the average five inches of rain per month, in the average 50-degree chill (wool clothing not optional). The employees at the MS Silicon Valley campus who came from highly-successful acquired companies that created blockbuster products like PowerPoint, Halo, etc., have a stipulation in their employment contracts with MS that they will never have to move to Redmond, and it's not just because of the weather, if you get my drift.OtherCrashOverride wrote:I don't get it. What is the conspiracy theory there?
That's when it became clear to for-profit companies that the Pi was an actual product that people could finally order and obtain delivery of single quantities within a week or so. Up until then, the Pi (and by extension, the Foundation's reputation) was considered variously by many to be vaporware, available only after an interminable wait, incapable of running significant software, overhyped (ironically by tech media, and not the Foundation), and lots of other nasty things. Meanwhile, long before Code.org existed, there had been efforts going on by many non-profit organizations to achieve what Code.org has hitched its wagon to parade-wise. Why aren't Code.org contributors just directly funding those ogranizations, providing the network infrastructure, computing equipment, software, tools, volunteer software professionals, etc., that are desperately needed?OtherCrashOverride wrote:What is the implication of the correlation to the second part of the statement: "was founded right about the time initial Pi orders from Launch Day were filled"? I was not part of the community at that time.