Visual Interactive Simulations (02 Apr 1999)
Why can't Johnny program? Why is it that after thirty years of trying and dozens of languages designed for them, most people still cannot program computers? It's been estimated that fewer than 1% of computer users program their computers, even those who have taken a programming class. Is it that people don't want to program computers? Or is it that the approach of computer scientists toward programming hasn't worked? We will argue the latter position. We will discuss why those approaches haven't worked and, more importantly, why they can't work. Then we will show what to do about it.
Article URL: http://hci.stanford.edu/seminar/abstracts/98-99/990402-tesler.html
(Allen Cypher, David Canfield Smith, Larry Tesler , StageCast)
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