[sf-lug] Books for kids about programming
lx_rudis at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 14 11:31:13 PDT 2009
what a fascinating thread!
it happens that i'm re-reading "structure and interpretation of computer programs", by ableson and sussman isbn0-07-000-422-6,
these bits from the forward and introduction immediately came to mind when i thought about young people, computing and communication:
"...the source of the exhiliration associated with computer programming is the continual unfolding within the mind and on the computer of mechanisms expressed as programs, and the explosion of perception they generate..."
"...a computer language is not just a way of gettng a computer to perform operations, but rather ... a novel formal medium for expressing ideas about methodology..."
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