Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 3:35 PM
"The success of the BBC Micro in the 1980s shows what's possible. There's no reason why Raspberry Pi shouldn't have the same impact, with the right support." That was Eric Schmidt speaking in May about the opportunity for Raspberry Pi to inspire budding computer scientists.
Today Google is backing the Raspberry Pi Foundation with more than words, by providing funding to allow 15,000 UK kids enthusiastic about computer science to get a Raspberry Pi for free.
There’s no magic solution to the UK’s computer science education woes, but real progress is being made thanks to the combined efforts of many. Google is proud to lend our support and, we hope, a little Pi will go a long way.