[plt-scheme] Re: [plt-edu] Leads on Liberal Arts Education and Programming

From: Dave Herman (dherman at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 11 09:07:22 EDT 2008

Shriram wrote:

> This convinced me that computer programming must lie at the heart of a
> liberal arts education.  This vision was one Matthias and I (and the
> rest of us) share deeply.  I believe that had computing existed in
> medieval times, programming would be part of the quadrivium.  Indeed,
> one can view much of the trivium and quadrivium as grasping towards
> the idea computing.

Marco wrote:

> From your responses I gather that there is not much published on this
> topic. That is quite a pity, because it is a mighty powerful idea.

I believe Alan Kay shares some aspect of this vision. His discussions 
are sometimes a little weird and rambling but there's something there.


Incidentally, the slogan of TED is "ideas worth spreading". :)


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