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BBC gives naked computers to kids (hmm, code for something?)

Simon Harris Silver badge

Host computer.

As has been mentioned, one major difference between this initiative and the original BBC computer is the reliance on a host computer to do the programming.

I'm not sure what desktop/laptop facilities the average 11 year old has available full time, but a lot seem to have Android or i-things these days - I wonder if the project developers could produce a version of the programming tools for tablets and phones, and have a bootstrap loader to pull in the code to Flash ROM, possibly over BlueTooth, to enable kids to tinker with their boards wherever they are.

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