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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 07:20:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gandalf  Parker <gandalf@community.net>
Subject: Re: [vox] Books for kids about programming
To: LUGOD's general discussion mailing list <vox@lists.lugod.org>

On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Bill Kendrick wrote:
>A few years ago (2004?) I decided it would be a neat idea to write
>a book about programming for kids.  Maybe do it collaboratively, and
>release it under a nice open license.  I asked around (including this list)
>to figure out what modern language would be suitable for kids, and almost
>everyone said Python.
> http://books.slashdot.org/story/09/07/13/1349203/Hello-World

Cool links. Its also been a thought of mine (mostly because it matches my 
level of programming skill) :)

Altho a pet peeve is the authors admission that they started in Basic 
(like most who werent blown off early and succeeded as programmers) then 
decided on a "modern" language to base the book on. Chickens. I find that 
usually means they have no experience with modern basics. Personally, I 
still use a text basic to do my system scripts and webpage CGI's. I have a 
ton of books on all of the recommended languages but havent run into 
anything forcing me to have to learn one.

Gandalf  Parker
Why is it that anytime someone talks about basic programming they dont 
talk about BASIC programming?

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