[plt-scheme] Perplexed Programmers

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Aug 25 12:30:13 EDT 2007

Note how the article fails to mention/interview AP CS teachers. What  
an opportunity to explain and illustrate how BAD program design --  
skills picked up from the first day of 'programming is easy' courses  
-- affects the lives of 10s of thousands of programmers. Of course it  
would mean admitting to certain faults in how programming is taught  
and who would want that.

Thanks for cute note. I kind of wish that had happened to places of  
even higher [l]earning. -- Matthias

On Aug 25, 2007, at 12:06 PM, Richard Cleis wrote:

> A tenth of a billion dollars was spent on a payroll system that  
> doesn't work because "complicated, varied job assignments and pay  
> scales have perplexed computer programmers."
> http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me- 
> payroll25aug25,0,630079.story?track=mostviewed-storylevel
> As computers and computer science mature, these stories (and my own  
> trivial experiences) get worse.  What's going wrong?
> Oh, never mind.  This forum is for cheerier topics... like what  
> kind of Mean Scheme Machine could be built for the 37M$ that will  
> be spent on fixing the 95M$ problem.
> rac
> "Heyyy, there's a *New* Mexico." -- Homer Simpson, encountering a  
> need for lifted definitions.
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