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?

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Comment on Python, Education, Logo
by Bill Seitz

Comments:

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