[Edu-sig] Edu-Sig in Python News (O'Reilly Network)
Thu, 05 Oct 2000 09:06:21 -0700
Just out yesterday: a fairly positive review of my curriculum writing
by Stephen Figgins, O'Reilly Network's Python DevCenter bureau chief.
He also talks about CP4E and this here EDU-SIG e-list:
I think this observation is on target:
teaching programming with math... isn't a popular position among
math or computer programming instructors who are more commonly
fighting for turf and funding.
Also a good point:
Math textbook writers continue to churn out new versions of the
same old stuff. Perhaps that has been because computer languages
have generally been difficult to read and difficult to learn,
or ridiculously low-powered. Python changes that. It is a high-
powered tool that remains accessible.
We've turned a corner, thanks to Python and all the hard work
Oregon Curriculum Network
PS: Thanks again to Arthur Siegel for bringing this article to my
attention via his posting to another more-Java-that-Python-oriented