I was thinking about our class discussion the other day, and thought I’d share some passages from Douglas Rushkoff’s Program or be Programmed:
- Since at least the invention of BASIC and Logo in the 1960s, people, such as Seymour Papert, have made an argument that anyone can and should learn to how to program, and even make their own software applications.
- As we move into an increasingly digital reality, we must learn no just how to use programs but how to make them.
His arguments are synthesized in this 2-min video:
Oh! And this is how the screen of Logo looked like. The triangle was called “the turtle”.