Programming Languages &Science &Software 29 Nov 2007 04:32 pm

Comments on “A Program is an Idea”

“A computer is like a violin. You can imagine a novice trying first a phonograph and then a violin. The latter, he says, sounds terrible.”

Eugene Wallingford comments on comments received on his recent entry, ‘A Program is an Idea.’

This is timely given recent conversations I’ve had about getting kids interested in programming. Mark Guzdial’s recent discussion of introducing programming is relevant as well.

(Via Knowing and Doing.)

2 Responses to “Comments on “A Program is an Idea””

  1. on 29 Nov 2007 at 5:44 pm 1.Jeffrey Fredrick said …

    Excellent point!

  2. on 30 Nov 2007 at 9:45 am 2.Kevin said …

    It’s interesting that the Into to Programming article talked about ‘using objects’ procedurally as the best, first step when learning….since we had been talking about that very approach at lunch yesterday.

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