Everyone who's missed the ENTIRE POINT of Raspberry Pi, please raise your hand.
Ok. Jason. Thank you. Anyone else?
I learned on a Zenith Z100 and sat and watched people a LOT smarter than me who could've learned a LOT more fail to learn because their newer, slicker "I'll just take care of that for you, in a least-common-denominator way" o/s's shielded them from problems which would have led to questions. And hunting for answers.
(BTW, over the weekend, I hurled myself (? what? you can DO that?) into GIMP script-fu based on LISP-like Scheme. FEARLESSLY, mind you!!! Because after all, I cut my teeth on Z-BASIC! The outcome was a passing-fair mod to a script.)
Back in the day I used to do impressions of operating systems: Apple: pats the user on the head; PC: from low self-esteem rushes frenetically to the left, to the right, up, down, then finally makes a wrong decision; Unix: condescendingly shakes head as user tries to find a command that isn't stupid.
My take on Raspberry Pi?: enthusiastic agreement to anything the user wants to do, but with the also enthusiastic response: "I don't know--let's find out!" (Of course I'm 350,001 on the wait list...)
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