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Re^2: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

by cog (Parson)
on Apr 25, 2005 at 20:21 UTC ( #451336=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?
in thread How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

"those nice pictures are stored somewhere in China, and when I click on this mouse, it travls millions of miles, through this phone line, and come to this screen"

They do? :-\

maybe show them them the binary file of a gif image, and explain how that somehow produces that nice picture on the screen?

I'm not entirely sure, because I don't really know the gif format, but probably bmp would be easier to explain and to understand :-) It would probably be interesting for them, too, to understand how images can be stored :-)

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Re^3: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?
by DrHyde (Prior) on Apr 26, 2005 at 09:28 UTC
    those nice pictures are stored somewhere in China, and when I click on this mouse, it travls millions of miles, through this phone line, and come to this screen
    They do?

    Yeah, but the really nasty pictures I store a lot closer to home :-)

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