Nominate Eben Christopher Upton & the Raspberry pi foundation for Nobel Peace prizes

Loxone Thu, 06/13/2013 - 19:11

Anyone familiar with the Raspberry pi story will know the admirable and noble reasoning behind the creation of the Raspberry pi. For those not familiar, here is a synopsis:

After a very successful career in the Computer / Tech industry, Eben Upton decided to help mould the minds of a new generation and became a teacher. This is when Eben Upton came to a shocking discovery.

"Since computers have become so user-friendly, most people view the devices as functional magic, and have no idea what's inside of the black box." In order to ensure that computer science and programming would not be lost on future generations, Eben Upton invented the Raspberry Pi, a single-board mini computer priced at $25 and formed the Raspberry pi Foundation.

In addition to founding member Eben Upton, the Raspberry pi foundation currently consists of David Braben, Jack Lang, Pete Lomas, Alan Mycroft, and Robert Mullins.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity founded in 2009 to promote the study of basic computer science in schools, and is responsible for developing a single-board computer called the Raspberry Pi

Please indicate which statement or statements best describe how you feel about the Nobel Prize Foundation awarding, Raspberry Pi visionary, Eben Upton and/or the Raspberry Pi Foundation with a Nobel Prize for his/their very nobel work in ensuring future world technology advancements do not stall out due to a serious lack of education relating to computers and technology.

Which statement(s) best represent how you feel about the Nobel Prize Foundation awarding the Nobel prize as follows: You may choose MORE THAN one option Option 1 Eben Upton should be awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in providing an affordable learning tool designed to educate future generations about computer programming thereby helping to ensure future technology advancements do not stall out due to a lack of knowledge as well as the founding of and his continued work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation as described in OPTION 2 below. Option 2 The Raspberry Pi Foundation should be awarded the Nobel Prize for their: (a) Ongoing work in providing an educational tool designed to educate students from around the world in the key aspects of computer programming (b) Continued efforts in the design and improvement of the Raspberry Pi educational tool. (c) Ongoing training and assistance by the way of the Raspberry Pi online Community in the development of new technology and products utilizing the Raspberry Pi as the backbone. The many products which have and will rise as a result of Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have and will provide a definite positive effect on the growth of worldwide open source technology.