[docs] Sincere question from retired librarian about Why should I attempt to learn te Python Programming Language
mos96b at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 23 02:09:21 EST 2018
I tried a computer programming course in college back in 1968, and received a grade of D. I took a course in web page development in 1998, and prepared a website for the course. I was not called upon to develop any web pages at work, except "fill in the blanks" for guides that use the "libguide" format
LibGuides - Content Management and Curation …
LibGuides is an easy-to-use content management system deployed at thousands of libraries worldwide. Librarians use it to curate knowledge and share information .
The guides that I created for the University of Texas at Arlington Library have been deleted since my retirement.
My retirement projects are taking stacks of things, such as books, or VHS cassettes, or government publications, and turning them into lists of materials for other people to review and request an item.
I have never played computer games such as Pacman or anything like that.
I was in the public library recently and walked past the children's book section. I knew that the Dewey Decimal Classification for computer books is 005, and saw a shelf of books about computer programming for elementary school students.
Have a feeling that learning SOME computer programming language is a task I ought to do to encourage younger people and their parents.But I keep remembering the long time question of children who ask " Teacher, what do we need to know all this math for?"
In the 53 years since I graduate from high school, I have not used mathematics beyond algebra and geometry. Trying to learn calculus at college was a waste of my time at college and hundreds of dollars in tuition and textbook purchases
.I am not trying to be "snarky". I help tutor young people after school. and I need some real, reasonable answers to their questions, and my own questions about WHY a person should learn a computer programming language.
Respectfully yours, Thomas K. Lindsey, Master of Library Science, and enrollment in at least 16 others college courses, and advanced professional military education.
mos96b at yahoo.com
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