Friday, May 29, 2015

Teaching the young to program

One of my goals in creating the MEGA65/C65GS is to create a computer platform that is easy enough to understand that it can be used to teach new generations the fundamentals of computing in the same way that 8-bit computers taught previous generations.

Thus it was both amusing and somewhat distressing to hear about the recent comments by our prime minister who ridiculed the need to teaching the young to code, before back-pedalling when he realised that his own party is making an effort to do just this, although that effort is rather poultry.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/tony-abbott-ridicules-his-own-party-in-school-coding-gaffe-20150528-ghbdal.html

2 comments:

  1. Then again, Tony Abott is a total idiot anyway, so you're screwed no matter what :).

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  2. I'm really sorry you have this character as prime minister!

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