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Jean Russell

Thank you for this Steve. I am curious what you think the special skills of incredible programmers are. As you know, my son is 12. I am trying to see where to offer him places to play that are just out of reach for him. He has an ability I don't have. He is capable of following instructions precisely. However, he is also capable of being very creative and thinks "out of the box" which I have tried to guard as a precious capacity. this post has me thinking that I can do some work on logic (an area I am very strong at) and then point him toward how he can take that rigorous way of thinking to build things he enjoys - on the computer. What are your thoughts or suggestions here? He probably isn't ready yet for Bjarne's book. He needs some easy programming wins to get a feel for it. If he likes it, I can have a close friend, who is a programmer, work with him a bit on something fun.


thank you for this steve. i am curious what you think the special skills of incredible programmers so very happy.

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