I read today that LOGO is turning the big 40. I have fond memories of this particular programming language because when I was in elementary school we worked with LogoWriter on our Apple IIgs. It was one of the earliest and most formative experiences I had with a computer and I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned experimenting in LogoWriter. Driving the turtle around the screen by typing commands in on the “Front Side” just to see what they would do, and going to the”Flip Side” to write more in depth programs presented an intuitive way to introduce some pretty complex fundamentals of computer programming.
“How do you jump back in the game when it’s been five years since your last post?” I don’t really have an answer to that question, which is why I wrote and then deleted so many versions of the first few paragraphs of this post. Since in all of the versions I was trying to … Read more