t also uses its own compression algorithms based upon appropriate metaphors for linking together similar (but not same) concepts.

Definitely; it also uses its own compression algorithms based upon appropriate metaphors for linking together similar (but not same) concepts. I think it’s how we make sense of meaning and are able to fit our understanding of the Universe in such a tiny nervous system.

 

I use “computer metaphors” for the brain so much I have to remind myself that it’s ALSO a fat glob full of squirting biochemicals flooding systems and being swished left and right every 1/2 a second by a sinus pulse of water, like an engine parts cleaner.

Keeps me from getting all “singularity” and stuff tongue emoticon

My first computer. Ran a special version of “Microsoft Color BASIC”. Hooked up to my TV. Used it every day ’til ’89, when I got my first PC (Tandy 1000 TL – 286) and got a modem, and got online at 300 bps. I’ve been talking to random interesting people from around the world ever since smile emoticon

 

The library in the 001 section had stuff like this: BUTTLOADS of BASIC programming books. Spy games, rocket games, typing games, role playing games, build-your-own robot, make your own artificial intelligence…. it was heaven.

I look at the library now and I saw ONE BOOK on “Python Programming for Kids”. Well written but that’s all they had.

Then again.. we got youtube now. MUCH better now. Plus there’s ways to hack your favorite games, kids teaching each other JAVA to make their own Minecraft mods. My nephew figured out how to hack Cubeworld to insert his own characters and give him advantage in fighting. So, things are far better today.

plus you have the Arduino, “maker culture”. it’s pretty awesome. There will probably be a glut of computer scientists as the general knowledge increases tremendously in the population as GenZ grows up. Can’t wait to see what they produce by the time I’m an old man smile emoticon

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