just a guy made of dots and lines (crs) wrote,
just a guy made of dots and lines

Why Johnny Can't Code

(saved here for my later perusal, and to share with friends who might have comments or suggestions...)

BASIC used to be on every computer a child touched &emdash; but today there's no easy way for kids to get hooked on programming. Quietly and without fanfare, or even any comment or notice by software pundits, we have drifted into a situation where almost none of the millions of personal computers in America offers a line-programming language simple enough for kids to pick up fast.

at Salon.com...
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