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Open source programming languages for kids

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.180.135.177] on December 19, 2008 06:03 PM
Hello, I would like to ask some advice and to seek your opinion. Do you think that these programming environments would also be appropriate for an older retired mind? I tried learning programming way back when the only languages being taught were Fortran IV and Cobol, I do not even think that C was even out yet. I have tried to learn a few times over the years but have had a mental block and have always felt that because I was trying to learn on my own that some how i was missing some fundamental information or concept. Perhaps I have always made it more difficult than need be, how ever regardless of past difficulties I would like to give it another try but have been at a loss as where to begin. I know that a lot has changed over the years and that it may be a lot less difficult to learn now than back in 1971. I think that back then they were not even sure how to even teach the subject and everything I can remember from back then was that everything was into the heavy computer science theory stuff. I would like to learn how I suppose mainly to prove to myself that I can, I had to go on a medical retirement a few years ago and am not looking for a new job or anything, I have thought about going back to school but am very limited financially. Could anyone here possibly give me some suggestions as to the best way to go about this for someone like myself? Thanks RJ

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