[Edu-sig] [python-advocacy] education as Python killer app
lac at openend.se
Sat May 26 21:53:03 CEST 2007
In a message of Sat, 26 May 2007 03:46:25 CDT, Jeff Rush writes:
>I call that group "new programmers" - somehow calling them normal or average
>folk seems mildly insulting to someone, and calling them "non-programmers"
>isn't accurate if our goal is to teach them programming, albeit non-vocational
>style. "Non-professional programmers"? "Typical" people? "Making People"
I think the word you are looking for is "amateur". Unfortunately it
has bad connotations for some people. So I think rather than focusing
on the _people_ and labelling _them_ we should focus on the code
and label _that_.
Amateur programs? Do-It-Yourself programs? Home automation?
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