LOGO Creator Seymour Papert Dies

Seymour Papert, co-creator of the Logo programming language and the man who pioneered the idea that learning to use, i.e. program, computers changes the way children learn other things, has died at the age of 88. Seymour Papert is known both as an educational-technology visionary and for marking a turning point in Artificial Intelligence. Logo combines these two strands of his contribution as,when it was originally conceived in the late 1960s, it was to teach concepts of programming related to Lisp and only later acquired its hallmark Turtle Graphics. Papert was born and brought up in South Africa, where as a student he was an anti apartheid activist while studying for a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in mathematics. After earning his second PhD, in math research,at Cambridge University, England he went to the…


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