30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 06 Jul 2022 06:46
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    • This was a system I designed and implemented for an exhibit at the (now defunct) Boston Computer Museum. It was an interesting challenge – can you build something that conveys something about programming but is usable and learnable by tourists with short attention spans?
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    • This was done at the Media Lab and predated Scratch. I don't have a patent on programming with blocks but still feel I deserved a bit more credit for developing the ideas.
    • The block-programming designs started here also made their way into the BioBike VPL, Enflame, and Vaguely. The source is on Github but it depends on a version of Mac Common Lisp and the Mac OS that has been obsolete for decades.