Learning to Code is Non-Linear – Buffer Posts – Medium
Certainly true for me in a variety of areas of learning . . . “Programming was taught to me in a similar way?-?and for students to attain true understanding, this doesn’t feel like it’s the best way to learn. There is a literal learning curve to programming, and once you hit the inflection point of that curve you become somewhat self reliant. You know what to ask Google, you know the process of debugging, and you start to realize you’re capable of accomplishing anything by yourself. But if you haven’t hit that point yet, it can feel like you may never hit that point. Traditional methods of testing and gauging progress among students who are at different points in their capacity to learn programming don’t feel quite fair, and I believe this discourages many (particularly underrepresented minorities) from continuing to learn how to code.”
Human Interference Task Force – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The goal of this “Human Interference Task Force” was to find a way to reduce the likelihood of future humans unintentionally intruding on radioactive waste isolation systems.
Specifically, the task force was to research ways to prevent future access to the deep geological nuclear repository of Yucca Mountain.”
What you need to know about those “selfie girls” — Absurdist — Medium
“1. The audience at the baseball game was ASKED to tweet selfies as part of a contest.
2. So these girls in the audience…took selfies. In other words, they participated in the event that was designed to engage the crowd.
Why I Unfollowed You on Instagram — Medium
Not sure I agree with all of this but these are things I think about.
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