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Re: [xmca] schools-without-computers-by-choice-and-conviction-that-they-dont-help-kids

On 27 October 2011 19:17, Linda Polin <linda.polin@pepperdine.edu> wrote:

> On Oct 26, 2011, at 3:42 PM, Huw Lloyd wrote:
> >
> >
> > Programming is part of a domain of articulated intentionality, of
> > penetrating reality.  The issue with simplified environments is the
> minimal
> > penetration.  One is limited to a scope that was designed for.  The
> spirit
> > of programming goes beyond this to a deeper appreciation of processes.
> I was trying to indicate the openness and range of the possible in
> Minecraft, which doesn't sacrifice the playfulness that I find lacking in
> straight up programming except for people who enjoy debugging. I do find it
> hard to grok programming as uniquely "penetrating reality," though. Could
> you explain that? Perhaps I need "articulated intentionality" unpacked as
> well since I see most goal driven construction efforts, e.g., to create a
> machine in Minecraft, as articulated and intentional.
I can't say I recall writing 'uniquely', Linda.

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