I know several people who learned how to program (and the theory behind it) quite early in life. I’ve noticed that, almost exclusively, this learning was catalyzed by their parents (not in school). On the other hand, I know that we (here in Cal. and elsewhere in the US) are spending big bucks in public schools (K-8 grade) on "computer literacy and Internet" programs. Unfortunately, I have yet to meet anyone (young or old) who is anything other than an average-joe because of this "education."
Is our money going to waste in the system? Anyone have great experiences with early public education and computers?
When is it to early to teach kids? If we learned how to count in hex and octal right along with decimal, or how to program along with writing essays wouldn't that help? I wish I had started that early... I had a mind that would have eaten it up if I had been given the opportunity.
Honorable mention to this post.
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