Pity that Wolfram failed with rPi.

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Given that raspberry-pi is an educational project and that Wolfram/
Mathematica is a well established and respected product, it's a pity that  
Wolfram's free access via rPi has been a failure.

If one of the reasons for even computer officianados not being able to  
'see' how to use it, is that rPi's slow response, often makes one think  
<that input does nothing>; then Wolfram could have pre-warned of this.

Obviously the system has some <smart input inteface facilities>, with  
mention of 'Palettes' ..etc. and one would want to write/evolve scripts  
and not be restricted to testing/confirming "2 + 3 =".

If they had just made a few well designed plain text HOW2s available,  
instead of their amerikan-smart-arse always need to be live-connected to
Wolfram, they may have achieved the critical mass of users; which would  
have got the project flying. Like the rPi did.


Re: Pity that Wolfram failed with rPi.

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Why do you say it has "failed"?  

Re: Pity that Wolfram failed with rPi.
On 27/04/15 15:40, Gordon Levi wrote:
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He's a well-known troll. Ignore him.

Re: Pity that Wolfram failed with rPi.
On Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:40:03 +1000, Gordon Levi wrote:

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Why do I *SAY* it has failed: because the volume of rPi users, by previous
query here, and no traffic, and substantial tests show it's only suitable
for a maximum HosePower WinTel ALWAYS on-line setup.

Why do I say it has *FAILED*: because the intention was to get some of the
many new/young computer users using and dependent on their product, and
promote their reputation.

BTW, can anybody answer/explain/rebut any of the points/examples that
my original post raised?

Has USEnet degenerated to interaction/sparing between *people* rather
than sharing of knowledge on the *topic*?



Re: Pity that Wolfram failed with rPi.
On Wed, 06 May 2015 02:00:55 +0000, Unknown wrote:
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Not really, except in the case of people like yourself with major
attitude issues that complain and gripe about everything at great
length and sometimes bury an actual question in the diatribe.
Try reducing the holier-than-though attitude a bit and you'll
get more topical answers.

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