Thursday, September 14, 2006

Why Johnny Can't Code

David Brin spiels about the death of basic on the modern computer; and how kids lose out on being exposed to programming - there's no standard language packaged with windows that is simple and easy to learn.

He's right.
Javascript might fix the problem (it did for me, but now, ick).
Python might.
PHP did for me.
Visual Basic 6 sort of did (it was useless!).
Eventually, Java swept all others away... then I came back to basics, PHP all over again....

So I'm pondering... what do we teach our children?
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