RE: [newtech-1] Quick question - language recommendation

From: Calvin C.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:08 AM
Assembler is basically C, but without any of the seatbelts and airbags.
Think of it more letting a kid build and drive a go-kart, instead of a car.


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Subject: Re: [newtech-1] Quick question - language recommendation

Okay good luck keeping a 10 year old's attention with assembler.

You let kids draw you don't teach them anatomy.

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On Jan 16, 2013, at 10:45 AM, Jesse Ash <[address removed]> wrote:

> The first language anyone new to computers- including youngsters- 
> should learn- is assembler. This top down pedagogy our education 
> system embraces is all wrong- it hides too many dimensions of the 
> actual computer and in the end leads to much confusion.
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Ross Sclafani <[address removed]>
wrote:
>> I'm teaching my nephew JavaScript. Easy for him to practice in jsfiddle,
and I can slowly move him from the console to the DOM, and teach him HTML
and CSS when it's time.
>> 
>> The web is the most important technology you can start a youngster 
>> with because its ubiquitous
>> 
>> Ross P. Sclafani
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>> On Jan 16, 2013, at 3:00 AM, Steve Blumling <[address removed]> wrote:
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>>> Re: Quick question - language recommendation
>>> 
>>> Can anyone recommend a good software language for a 10 year old to
learn?
>>> thnx
>>> Steve
>>> 
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