Hooray… Finally we have a government trying to fix the decline in our computing skills base.




When I was a child Windows did not exist and anybody with an interest in computers got the Sinclair Spectrum or the BBC Micro.  The key thing was that these computers had very little ready-made software and an unlimited ability for the user to programme for them.

That led to a generation of children growing up with the confidence needed to make the UK a global leader in software creativity.

Then everyone got a Windows PC.  The PC does everything it can to stop you programming.  Instead, it serves as a platform for software packages to buy.

So now IT lessons in school are all about learning Word, Excel and Powerpoint, instead of creating your own programmes.

How far from “lighting the flame” can you get?!