[Edu-sig] Appreciating Crunchy Frog
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Thu Aug 24 16:18:14 CEST 2006
Crunchy Frog is cool!
Must be, since even grouchy Arthur thinks so.
To me the attraction is not so much "web-based" - at least any more than
the attraction of something like html docs is that they are necessarily
web-based - in the sense of Web as in Net, as in Remote.
127.0.0.1 is cool too.
Don't think that the computer obsoletes text as the primary vehicle for
And it seems pretty clear that reading straight text documents via
computer has *disadvantages* over the dead tree approach.
And in fact most web based interactive learning efforts I have seen seem
lame to me.
See Not Pi.
seem to find so exciting.
But I, and most everybody else, appreciate the fact that hyperlink
technology for documentation - as an example -can add a level of truly
useful functionality to text documents.
Seeing Crunchy embedded in, and extending, a substantive text document
as in the Crunchy .7 mini-howto helps me understand and appreciate its
usefulness in extending text documents. Here, existing "how to" docs
were extended with Crunchy. If they were written from scratch with
embedded Crunchy they might have taken a slightly different approach.
Might be a while before the possibilities here get appropriately shaped.
Why is all the cool stuff being done by us "hobbyists"?
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