Is the Raspberry Pi lost on the iGeneration?

There’s an important message here – there shouldn’t have to be a good reason to tinker, purely to learn and/or to improve the way things works, this is an innate human requirements and one of the most satisfying to fulfill, but it’s something that’s being rapidly sidelined. But this is a different world we live in now.

“There were only a handful of such negative comments, but to me they seem to reflect society’s move away from the concept of “tinkering” with technology. The personal computing revolution was driven by people who were curious as to what makes things tick. They were hackers in the true sense of the world, people who could see hidden potential and find ways to unleash it.”

“In contrast today’s gadgets are hermetically sealed magically devices. We’re discouraged, if not downright forbidden, from asking what makes them tick and how we might modify them to meet our needs. We’re expected to be simply consumers, not creators or hackers.”

Is the Raspberry Pi lost on the iGeneration?

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