[plt-scheme] Hit People Over the Head with HtDP

From: Michael Forster (mike at sharedlogic.ca)
Date: Tue Jan 20 14:47:58 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Michael Forster <mike at sharedlogic.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
>>> Random people with Web pages about Scheme, like myself, can also do our part
>>> to point people in the right direction:
>> Have you found some successful ways to communicate, or convince,
>> experienced programmers that there is something for them to learn with
>> HtDP?
>> Most "experienced programmers" tend to be convinved that there is
>> nothing left to learn but new APIs and frameworks.
> Funny word that, "experience."  My late Judo teacher used to talk
> about the difference between "20 years' worth of experience" and "one
> year's worth, repeated 20 times over."
> Mike

I should clarify, as I just did to someone who replied off-list, that
I didn't mean to imply that one measure was better.  My teacher was
simply asking us to consider the _difference_.  And, perhaps, that any
amount of experience can be a hindrance in some instances.



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