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Tangle: a JavaScript library for reactive documents
OK, this is great: Bret Victor's library for exploring interactive documents. Tidy - thanks to its use of data-attributes - but super-clear. Really nice to have a web-based library, too, and one focused on text. Now thinking about this conceit again.
data  interactive  bretvictor  javascript  exploration  spelunking 
october 2014 by infovore
A few words on Doug Engelbart
"The least important question you can ask about Engelbart is, "What did he build?" By asking that question, you put yourself in a position to admire him, to stand in awe of his achievements, to worship him as a hero. But worship isn't useful to anyone. Not you, not him.

The most important question you can ask about Engelbart is, "What world was he trying to create?" By asking that question, you put yourself in a position to create that world yourself."
bretvictor  design  dougenglebart  technology  thefuture  interaction 
july 2013 by infovore
Learnable Programming
A huge, fascinating, braindump from Bret Victor, mainly on the state of how programming is being taught (especially in the "learn to code, live" idiom that's popular at the moment). A lot of it is very good; I'm not sure it applies everywhere, and I'd like to see examples not about geometry (which I think are entirely possible, given Victor's idioms). But still: it's huge, and dense, and well-reasoned, and has lots of jumping off points. Good to see someone thinking about this stuff like this.
bretvictor  code  learning  programming  mentalmodels  visualisation  teaching 
september 2012 by infovore

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