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Re: [seul-edu] Language to teach 10 year olds

I'll be teaching "computer camp" to my 8 year old this coming
week.  I'd been wondering what language to teach, but decided
instead of any specific language, to teach UNIX:

At the end of the week I expect he will understand
ps ax| grep <process>, the concept of a network and
networked client/server applications, userspace, and

The payoff and the motivation to try: he will be able to 
run his own game server for himself and his friends, edit 
maps and characters, etc....

Will advise in a week as to results.  ;^>


On Sat, Jul 14, 2001 at 05:07:12PM -0500, Michael Viron wrote:
> At 10:58 PM 07/14/2001 +0000, you wrote:
> >On Sat, 14 Jul 2001, Michael Viron wrote:
> >> >Here I have to disagree. Programming is a practical thing, not
> >> >a theoretical thing, like walking. Children learn walking by
> >> >trying to walk, till they don't try they don't learn. 
> >> >
> >> Actually, programming is a theoretical thing --
> >> otherwise Universities
> >
> >Well, on one hand we hand the design of algorithms and technics
> >for such task like: divide and conquer or incremental programming,...
> >Anyway algorithm is always expressed in a language, even if 
> >it's seudocode or natural language, which in these case is 
> >a kind of imperative language.


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