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Tech Tent: Talking to Mr Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #Interview @BBC

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Interview with Eben Upton on BBC:

“We have twice as many people applying to study computer science at Cambridge as we had at the height of the dotcom boom. And I understand from people that are still involved in the admissions process, that when you ask them how did you get into computers, they do say ‘Raspberry Pi.'”

But what was unexpected – and drove the project off course for a while – was the huge enthusiasm not from children but from 40-something hobbyists who saw in the Raspberry Pi the rebirth of computers like the BBC Micro which they had cut their teeth on in the 1980s.

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