Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Python, Education, Logo

Do you think the StarLogo/NetLogo flavors have greater potential to enable "relevant" opportunities?


Comment on Python, Education, Logo
by Bill Seitz


StarLogo and NetLogo are great for doing things that are really fun, and educational, and emergent, but I don't think they are good for relevance. They are little self-contained worlds, and what makes them neat -- the massive concurrency -- also makes them less approachable when trying to connect them to the larger world which is where relevance is derived.

Though there is a possibility that there is a relevance and potential underneath those that more experienced programmers have a hard time appreciating because we take a reductive view of programming. It's not impossible to imagine another generation of programmers who views the programming process radically different from how we view it.

# Ian Bicking