[Edu-sig] RE: "Croquet Project" and Python ?

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sat Oct 23 16:11:09 CEST 2004

Laura writes - 

> I do not see much evidence for adults having interface in perspective
> either.


The first thing I do on a new Windows machine is set everything I can get my
hands on back to Classic Windows, as quickly as I can. For no good reason
other than it is what I already know, and every minute I might spend getting
comfortable with a new interface is a wasted minute. And if they keep that
toggle alive until Windows2020 I will probably still be availing myself of

OTOH, I've learned a decent amount about database - probably more than I
would otherwise have had patience for - because of being able to access
tools that built my SQL statements graphically. Link tables on these fields
by linking graphical rendering of these tables, by mouse click, on these
fields - kind of thing. Beautiful. But I could never have lived with it
unless I was also able to read and edit the SQL statement, as text, that
resulted. Somebody understood the nature of the work I was trying to
perform, and built some beautiful tools to help me accomplish it.  

The work of learning is a whole separate realm of things.  I am more with
Fancois than he thinks.  I have a lot more questions than answers and
conclusions.  But I view with great suspicion anyone who has too many of the
answers at this stage of the game.

Especially when my instincts inform they may be in the neighborhood of 180
degrees off the mark.


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