We love the Pi, and now the Oxford Internet Institute do too.
The innovative non-profit foundation Raspberry Pi has received an Internet and Society Award from the Oxford Internet Institute, in recognition of its exemplary efforts in using the Internet for the public good in Britain.
Raspberry Pi has developed an affordable, approachable pocket-sized computer that is already providing today’s children with unparalleled opportunities for learning to program. Digital computing and the Internet, with all the current emphasis on touch-screen visual cues and icons has for many become abstract and remote; with the advent of the Raspberry Pi we now have a credit-card sized computer we can hold in our hands and play with, reminding us of our capacity to tinker with technology, and the inherent mutability of the Internet itself.
Pete Lomas, Founder and Trustee at Raspberry Pi, said: “One of the key aims of Raspberry Pi is to allow children to taste software and electronic engineering across a broad spectrum of computing. go ask alice song From low level hardware interfacing through the full gamut of opportunities presented by web connectivity on an open and extensible platform.”
“Our vision is to engage children in the underlying technology that enriches the Internet and in turn people’s lives. I am honoured to receive this prestigious award from the Oxford Internet Institute on behalf of everyone in the foundation.”
The award was presented on 9 November in Oxford, at an awards dinner and ceremony that also included an Internet and Society Award for Jennifer Pahlka, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Yochai Benkler.
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