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2 points by akkartik 1910 days ago | link | parent

"This would allow robomartin to have his "notation as a tool for thought", while still having another syntax that's easier to understand, for those that want it."

Relevant here is also http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming, and the Boxer paper (http://www.soe.berkeley.edu/boxer/20reasons.pdf; I could swear I'd submitted it here before.)

For the past 6 months I've been going to a hackerspace in Oakland every monday evening, and trying to learn how to teach programming to non-programmers. So I've been thinking about this a lot.