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Code rant: Visual Programming - Why it’s a Bad Idea
Interesting arguments, good comments about scratch really being a textual language, visual programming environments like unreal doing well and of course pd.
visualprogramming  dataflow  scratch  programming 
14 days ago
The Gears of My Childhood
Seymour Papert

My thesis could be summarized as: What the gears cannot do the computer might. The computer is the Proteus of machines. Its essence is its universality, its power to simulate. Because it can take on a thousand forms and can serve a thousand functions, it can appeal to a thousand tastes. This book is the result of my own attempts over the past decade to turn computers into instruments flexible enough so that many children can each create for themselves something like what the gears were for me.
articles  education  learning  phd  seymourpapert  papert 
april 2018
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