[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] journal criticism
james.zaki at gmail.com
Thu May 28 06:29:23 EDT 2009
Not sure where my complete email went... something to do with awaiting
approval I think.
But just for clarity to all, I said the arrowed ">" text.
2009/5/28 Albert Cahalan <acahalan at gmail.com>
> James Zaki writes:
> > Understanding hierarchical file structures use the concepts of containers
> > and recursion with no limits (except for total capacity). It is not
> > naturally intuitive, like a tree where branches get smaller from the
> > with fruit/leaves only at the end nodes.
> > Empirically I've seen many new people approach computers (non-tech
> > elder-relatives included), and hierarchical structures are not initially
> > utilised. It was a secondary focus that had to be learnt out of
> Perhaps the concept is easier to learn as a child. If you've gone
> many decades without it ("non-tech elder relatives") and gotten set
> in your ways, you may be at a disadvantage.
> Let's not leave the next generation at a disadvantage too.
> > Perhaps an activity/game could be made that teaches the concepts
> > of a hierarchical file structure.
> That won't get enough use. Learning to deal with the general features
> of modern computing is much of the reason why the XO even exists, yet
> the children are denied the opportunity to learn about directories.
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