Tag Archives: Ken Iverson

Is it Too Late for APL?

An old-time APLer, returning to the fold, asked in the APL group on LinkedIn: I am coming back to APL after many years away. Is APL still a contender for widespread use in education or has it lost its chance? … Continue reading

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Open-Ended Questions

On the MathFuture mailing list, we have been discussing open-ended questions intended to spark discussion and exploration, and to form the basis for a deeper understanding, not just problems where the only concern is to get the Right Answer. The … Continue reading

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Algorithmic Arithmetic Should be Fun

The idea of using computers in education goes back to the early 1960s, when computers cost millions of dollars and filled large rooms. Even then, it was evident that costs would fall rapidly with improvements in technology, and a growing … Continue reading

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Another programming language for Sugar

The news today is that J Software has put its J programming language under GPL3, meaning that it is now Free Software (Open Source, too, if you like) available for use with Sugar. J is Turing Award winner Ken Iverson’s … Continue reading

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