Re: Gaining traction
Instead of classifying a device based on what you think it can or cannot be used for, think about what they are *actually* used for. A Windows device in a school may be used for watching videos, reading books, or doing drawings, essays, desktop publishing and website design. So would a Chromebook.
And instead of classifying people as consumers or producers, consider that they can be both! But if they are only consumers, Google (and the whole world) would fail.
Raspberry Pi doesn't have a keyboard or screen. Chromebooks are not constrained. Do you have any idea what you're talking about? It would make no sense at all to give students a Pi instead of a Chromebook and expect them to build their own laptop before doing any IT-based learning in other classes. If you want kids to learn the basics you can get them to install Linux on the Chromebook or ask them to write an app.