I was talking to long time DC member (and original server admin) gothic today about our early experiences coding, on cpm/m machines with no graphics, then trs-80 and tandy color computer, etc.
One of the things we really had warm feelings about were the distraction free and simpler experiences. You turned on your computer and you coded and ran your program.
You interacted with one program at a time, the one you were writing. There was no internet, no windows with multiple apps, nothing to install, etc.
So we were thinking about the idea of reproducing this kind of environment, probably using something like a raspberry pi.
The idea would be to build a computer that booted up into a clean distraction free coding environment, probably using python.
It should have a very minimal distraction free interface that made it easy to create/save/load projects, and edit them. I was thinking maybe a text-only mode and a split-screen text and graphics mode.
The goal should be distraction free minimalism.
This would be meant as a good device for kids to learn coding distraction free.