[plt-scheme] 2htdp/image questions

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 21 23:05:09 EDT 2010

On Apr 21, 2010, at 11:01 PM, Mark Engelberg wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Matthias Felleisen
> <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> Also read up on Processing while you're at it.
> I have read quite a bit about Processing, but don't really understand
> the appeal.  So I'm curious -- what main ideas from Processing do you
> find interesting / inspiring?

The projects that they did :-) The language is boring. 
BUT they followed the one strategy that works all the 

 -- make the syntax look like something people know 
 -- change small things 
 -- sell the entire thing as a small incremental change 
 -- treat programming in the language as an adventure in domain X 
	X = image processing here 
 -- make it look sexy = visual for CS people 

Voila, you have the appeal for the 'man on the street'. 

But reading their book will inspire Stephen with projects. 

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