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April 10th, 2003


Would you believe me if I told you that Logo was still around?

Logo was probably my second computer experience ever, and the one everyone in my school started out with before AppleBASIC. Logo was a graphics language… but the syntax was nice and English-y. Commands like “forward 100” would make an on-screen cursor, called the turtle (yes, it looked like one), go forward 100 pixels and draw a line. You could move the turtle without drawing, or you could do some pretty intense and complex images if you knew math. It was pretty cool.

Logo was something friendly enough to get kids interested in programming, which seems to be lacking from computers today. I can’t imagine kids getting excited about PHP functions (much) or C++ stuff. But Logo and a turtle? That’s cool.

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