[OT] HyperCard and the Interactive Web
gcanyon at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 14:53:56 CST 2012
It's interesting that you bring up the slaughterhouse analogy -- I've used
it on many occasions to make the opposite point: I know that cows are
butchered to make steaks. I've seen videos of it, in fact. I shouldn't have
to learn how to do it to order at McDonalds.
There's a world of difference between "Kids today" and "computer
programmer." Forcing the 99.9% of kids who *won't* become computer
programmers to use a command line because of the .1% who will is like
forcing every kid to butcher a hog before they are allowed to eat bacon.
On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:
> Kids today don't need to know
>> what a command line is because the vast majority of them will never see
>> in their lives.
> Really? I wonder about that. Surely every potential computer programmer
> have some sort of understanding of command lines. This is rather like
> saying that
> that children brought up in cities should have no understanding that
> animals are slaughtered
> so that they can have meat on their plates, because they will never see a
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