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Re: pffft, does it matter any more? - but is it easier to learn how to program on them?

Semi-seriously, if I was in charge of GCSE compsci the first year would be learning to use a PIC (which teaches assembler, C if you want, and the concepts of making things happen in the real world by setting and resetting bits in registers). You could actually have an exam based on that which could be run on a dirt cheap PC with no Internet connection and a simple little emulator.

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