TITLE: Programming, Defined and Re-imagined AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: March 31, 2014 3:21 PM DESC: ----- BODY: By Chris Granger of Light Table fame:
Programming is our way of encoding thought such that the computer can help us with it.
Read the whole piece, which recounts Granger's reflection after the Light Table project left him unsatisfied and he sought answers. He concludes that we need to re-center our idea of what programming is and how we can make it accessible to more people. Our current idea of programming doesn't scale because, well,
It turns out masochism is a hard sell.
Every teacher knows this. You can sell masochism to a few proud souls, but not to anyone else. -----