Linked by David Adams on Sun 8th May 2011 04:15 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Well-known game developer David Braben is a little bit fed up with the state of computer science education these days, which seems to have shifted away from learning programming to some sort of computer-oriented "life skills" class. As the father of eleven and nine year-old boys, I can attest that so far, despite a massive investment on the part of their school in computer equipment, their computer education has consisted mostly of "play this math game" and "don't be victimized by cyber-perverts." Braben's idea to stem this tide: a very, very cheap computer that students can learn to program on.
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RE[7]: Scope
by Neolander on Sun 8th May 2011 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Scope"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

I'd say it is complicated to learn for the very same reason why many modern cellphone keypads are so hard to use : absurdly tiny controls.

There's one big difference though : cellphone keypads do not have specific requirements nor get easily hurt through improper manipulation, making experimentation much easier.

Anyway... +1 to ask her. Admitting that contrary to popular myths, men do not come to life with in-depth knowledge of human sexuality solves many problem. But it isn't taught at school either =p

Edited 2011-05-08 20:27 UTC

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RE[8]: Scope
by WereCatf on Sun 8th May 2011 20:36 in reply to "RE[7]: Scope"
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2006-02-15

Admitting that contrary to popular myths, men do not come to life with in-depth knowledge of human sexuality solves many problem. But it isn't taught at school either =p


So, are you claiming that women somehow do come to life with in-depth knowledge of such?

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RE[9]: Scope
by Neolander on Sun 8th May 2011 20:39 in reply to "RE[8]: Scope"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

So, are you claiming that women somehow do come to life with in-depth knowledge of such?

I don't think there's such a myth, that is.

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