alan.kay at squeakland.org
Fri Apr 21 13:17:18 UTC 2006
That's an accurate rendition of where we got to, and I think his notion
that the first thing to do is to make a comprehensive graphics environment
first is absolutely right. It will be good for Python generally and will
benefit what can be done for the children.
At 05:03 AM 4/21/2006, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>Here's Guido van Rossum's take on it:
>- Bert -
>Am 20.04.2006 um 12:23 schrieb Alan Kay:
>>That would be a very good thing if it could happen. Let's hope.
>>At 11:47 PM 4/19/2006, stéphane ducasse wrote:
>>>about etoy in python....
>>>Begin forwarded message:
>>>>Blog de Mark Shuttleworth:
>>>>"Suffice it to say that after two days in the bunker, I think we
>>>>did brilliantly! I saw real bridges being built between Alan and
>>>>Guido, two great men who's collaboration might give us the tools to
>>>>teach logic from the earliest days of education (think of 5 year-
>>>>olds writing code visually) through to high level instruction (we
>>>>all know how effective Python is for university type problems,
>>>>right?). Instead of fighting over turf or syntax, I sensed a
>>>>genuine willingness to synthesize the best work from both camps
>>>>into something that could have both Python's pop-culture widespread
>>>>appeal, and pedagogical foundations that build on years of Alan's
>>>>experience in the Squeak world. The mouse might yet become the
>>>>snake's strongest ally."
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