Salon.com Article Bemoans Demise of Line Programming (BASIC)
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Sep 15 11:31:31 EDT 2006
Lynn Fredricks wrote:
> He laments the lack of availability of BASIC, but software
> preinstalled does not an education make, nor has it ever :-)
By itself, no, but it does increase the odds of having programming tools
in the hands of people who might take a shine to learning how to use them.
Anecdotally, it seems that when Apple bundled HyperCard for free a
greater percentage of Mac folks taught themselves programming than any
period before or since.
beginner's language, and is putting the sort of effort they once put
into evangelizing HyperCard into those silly widgets.
will one day be recognized as the single biggest productivity loss in
FWIW, I did a search in that SlashDot discussion and found no mention of
Revolution. Did I miss a post?
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