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NewsEnterprises: Get ready to pay to go slow on Windows 10 Pin
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NewsFTC seeks Internet of Things rules Pin
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NewsCoding is not the new literacy Pin
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Rob Grainger29-Jan-15 2:20
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Coding is obviously nothing like literacy, but there are definitely parallels.

Alan Kay was heavily motivated by using computers in educational settings. Watch a few of his videos and you'll see kids get amazing results from computers. Teaching them to code to code in a non-interactive way (by interactive, I DO NOT mean a REPL, which many seem to regard has the high-point in immediate feedback) will likely scare them off for life though.

Seriously, check some of the videos available on You Tube of his work.
Also worth checking are videos relating to the Self language.
"If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough."
Alan Kay.

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NewsMicrosoft is looking a lot like Apple — and Nadella like Jobs Pin
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NewsMicrosoft's Trill delivers speeds 'orders of magnitude' ahead of other streaming engines Pin
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NewsWindows 10: Devices with a screen size less than 8-inches will not have a desktop Pin
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NewsGHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed Pin
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NewsOpera founder unveils feature-rich Vivaldi power browser Pin
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