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Thirty or so years ago, a new consumer electronics device pulled back the curtain on the mystery of computer programming in Great Britain, introducing coding to a generation of children who went on to run some of the next few decades' most impactful and profitable companies.
That device, the BBC Micro, is now enjoying much a deserved retirement from the front lines, but its legacy lives on. With the need for a new generation of code-literate young graduates threatening to derail not only the UK's games industry but any business in need of software engineers, several alumni from the school of BASIC decided it was time for a new, affordable introduction to coding.
So the Raspberry Pi was born. Now, with the UK government promising to shake things up in the curriculum, and waiting lists packed since the device's launch, it's time to shine.
Here, Raspberry Pi Foundation member and head of Frontier Developments David Braben talks about why the project is so important, and where it's heading next.