Inventing on Principle
Make it transparent
We need less black boxes.
We need less abstractions.
We need less lag in the feedback loop.
We need less archaic traditions and confusing analogies.
What's going on with teaching, art, and hacking
Make it accessible
We need sandboxes that allow for safe exploration, experimentation, and expression.
We need sandboxes that allow for easy sharing and collaboration.
We need sandboxes that are not bogged down in configuration.
Teaching T-Rex, Utahraptor, and Dromiceiomimus to Program
Um, APPARENTLY, programming is for folks who are thrilled when a computer reminds them they're missing a bracket or semicolon? It must be, because they make that happen SO OFTEN.
I just thought it was a skill I could pick up easily. I don't need to know everything! I don't need to know the difference between friggin' binary and B+ search trees! ALL I WANT TO KNOW is how to make Richard III's sucky horse do double jumps, you know?
There's all these programming languages but there's not one - NOT ONE - that lets you type in "U r a horse and u can shoot bullets from the eyes. NOT A DREAM. There r bad guys 2 shoot and u can get powerups that make you shoot cannonballs from the hoofs" and then a game comes out!