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Comment: Holy logical fallacy, Batman! (Score 5, Insightful) 133

by mattashburn (#41456143) Attached to: Why One Person Thinks Raspberry Pi Is Unsuitable For Education

Sorry, but this argument doesn't hold much water. He's assuming that devices useful for education must be composed of parts that are free of any patents, etc. That simply isn't true, and the devices can teach valuable skills and lessons even if some parts are patented by other corporations. I learned a good deal of basic computing using an Apple ][ and I turned out fine, despite any patents of specific parts of the device I used.

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