Responding to the Google – Raspberry Pi initiative to fund 15,000 Raspberry Pi devices for children, Games industry legend and co-chair of the Next Gen Skills campaign Ian Livingstone OBE said:

“Putting Raspberry Pis into the hands of children on this scale is potentially the most positive initiative to spur digital creativity since the advent of the BBC Micro in the 1980s. It will empower children to learn the magic of programming, helping them to both create content and also understand the digital world in which they live. It will help redress the shocking Computer Science deficit in this country.”