3 August 2009

Jon Udell on Computational Thinking

Every now and then I am reminded of why I latched onto Jon Udell as a Byte author in the 1990s. Then it was his very engaged style of linking abstract thought to the pragmatics of using Perl for lightweight web development. Now I suppose it is the same: Talking with Joan Peckham about computational thinking - Jon Udell

When Phil Windley pointed me to Jeannette Wing’s manifesto on computational thinking, she had me at hello. The intellectual tools of computer science, she argues — including the ability to work at multiple levels of abstraction, to automate repetitive processes, and to make and use state machines — are really “a universally applicable attitude and skill set that everyone, not just computer scientists, would be eager to learn and use.”
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