Happy Birthday Mr. Turtle!

LogoWriter Screen

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.

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