[Edu-sig] Some fun curriculum writing (Urner)
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 21:12:09 CET 2006
Probably not everyone will find the snippet below as funny as I do. It
might help if you've seen Disney's version of 'The Jungle Book' which
includes this Kaa character. This is my Kaa impersonation. There's no need
to reveal more context, except by way of background, they've invited Alan
Kay to be a part of this project. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
Here's the snippet:
PS: from a PR (public relations) standpoint, please be aware that although
Python is free and open source, some people find snake imagery unsettling
(the Monty Python association is wearing thin with time), plus CP4E or
Computer Programming for Everybody has a history of DARPA funding, i.e.
there's some funny business with the military that, combined with the snake
bit, means a lot of people just feel better about Perl or Ruby. There's
nothing I can do about that, really (history is history). I think pairing
Python with Squeak is a pretty good idea.
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