Re: [link] New game that teaches kids Java is actually fun
Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:37 PM
The idea of code as magic was worked out nicely in one of the Siskel and Ebert Sussman and Abelson lectures from the SIPC course. Might have been in their book too, I can't remember now. The whole notion of bundling up some functionality and giving it a name so you can "cast" it on demand - it's a good metaphor.