mondo bizarro

c-jump looks harmful to children. Time for a Scheme board game? I think I've found a good name for it.

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When I was a kid I had a boardgame that was baed on Fortran. I hated it.

This seems remarkably silly: Instead of running around the kids play computer games, and instead of programming the play boardgames. Kinda upside down, don't you think?

New approach

So you want a kinesthetic approach to teaching kids to program, where "jump" is a literal term? It could even be combined with doing chores, like collecting garbage... I like it already!


I guess I wasn't clear, and so misunderstood. I just commented on the fact that kids don't paly boardgames anymore, the play COMPUTER games, so it seems strange to teach them about computers away from the computer...

But your idea has potential. I suggest you apply for a patent.


You have to be careful when teaching them about private members and giving access to their friends. ;>


Hey Ehud, since Harry Potter mania child plays are basically for adults! Cause the game is about the joy of states it might be usable for reeducation of functional programmers - or simply an inoffensive birthday present for some of my programmers colleagues dedicated to teach them programming?


reeducation of functional programmers

Is this really what we need?!


Well, I remember a Haskell tutorial in german language that demanded "Forget! If you're a C-programmer forget everything you know about programming!" After the C-programmer has fallen through lethe [1] c-jump may be an attempt to recall scenes of a former live. It really shouldn't be offensive from my side. We surely need more FP especially in non FP languages.


"mommy, help! I'm trapped in call/cc!"

Before I forget...

I've just come up with one more reason why the idea of a mondo-bizarro Scheme board game makes so much commercial sense: you can offer localized versions. One for languages that are written/read left-to-right, another one for the right-to-left languages, and a special edition for Anton who likes his coffee black and his order of evaluation unspecified.