Computer Programming for Everybody, a Newbie Project

Bob X bobx at linuxmail.org
Wed Sep 17 11:12:57 CEST 2003


"Arthur" <ajsiegel at optonline.net> wrote in message
news:mailman.1063781063.16709.python-list at python.org...
> Ron asks -
>
> >Any other ideas would be appreciated. Meanwhile, I would be interested
> >if anyone would offer thoughts on which of the 5 directions for future
> >activity sound most interesting.
>
> Sorry Ron.
>
> Can you remind me what the connection to CP4E is, and why you are
headlining
> that slogan in connection with your work.
>
> You, as did I with my own project, with sustained effort over a three year
> period -  starting, let's say from scratch - produced something of which
> each of us can hopefully be rightfully proud.
>
> Three years of sustained effort.
>
> But we seemed to have taken away different lessons.
>
> My expereince led me to look upon the CP4E slogan quite askance.  Yours,
> apparently, allowed you to embrace it.
>
> It seems to me "everybody" who's imagination is ignited by something to
the
> extent that it carries them through 3 years of sustained effort can expect
> to be doing "computer programming" somewhere along that line.
>
> Not very surprising, really.
>
> No slogans helped me along - that I do know.
>
> It was three years of sustained effort.
>
> For everybody?
>
> Are we *required* to embrace that notion?
>
> Yes everybody  - let's say - has that potential. But that was true before
> Python came along.
>
> For some - like myself - Python was a real factor in helping realize that
> potential. I am a raving fan, in fact.
>
> But I do not discount my 3 years of sustained effort as anything less than
3
> years of sustained effort, and seem to  think that that was a bit of
factor,
> as well.
>
> And would love to see the CP4E slogan go away now, peacefully and happily.
>
> Art
>
You sir, are a rambling man. A rambler I say!






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