Nopecraft - was Re: OT: learner kits

Christian Gauger-Cosgrove captainkirk359 at
Sun Jun 21 07:30:48 CDT 2015

On 21 June 2015 at 01:17, Toby Thain <toby at> wrote:
> Except with pointless obfuscation and click'n'drool topping.
Did you ignore the whole "Nine Videos on How To Lua" and the "Giant
Video of FORTH-ness"?

Of course, real "stuff" is much better than pissing around in
Minecraft. But hey if you can get a kid to find interest in
programming via Minecraft of all things, I say that's still a success.

And if you want to complain about something; complain about the fact
that the way the Ontario high school's teach programming is ass
backwards. Instead of learning actually luseful things about
programming, it's "Focus on making pretty forms with Visual Studio". I
say that's much worse than turning the same kid loose with
ComputerCraft and watching them make something that actually "does

Christian M. Gauger-Cosgrove
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