BBC Cock Up ‘micro:bit’ Rollout

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The BBC ‘micro:bit’ is a pocket sized computer that is supposed to be a gateway drug to coding for school children. It was officially launched this month with the promise that every child in ‘Year 7’ would receive one the devices. Unfortunately teachers didn’t know that they needed to register for the device until someone stumbled across the sign-up form today. Three days before schools break up for the summer hols…

The BBC Director-General recently justified spending telly tax dosh on the ‘micro:bit’ vanity project because the BBC is uniquely placed “to bring together an unprecedented partnership to deliver such an ambitious project.P*ss up meet the brewery…


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