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“If you want to get the most out of great developers like Engelbart, who are productive well into their 80s, you have to stop digging up the streets, moving the goalposts, bombing the cities, starting over just for the sake of starting over.”

http://threads2.scripting.com/2013/july/engelbartWasSidelined

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The Art of Coding at Any Age

http://blog.joemoreno.com/2013/05/ArtOfCoding.html

No one asks, “Why is Yo-Yo Ma still playing the cello? Why hasn’t he moved on to conducting?”

See also:
A post by Dave Winer on Facebook

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Old Farts Know How to Code

http://nick.typepad.com/blog/2012/05/old-farts-know-how-to-code.html

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ageism and creativity in programming

“I am 57 and I am a programmer, the same way Martin Scorcese is 70 and is a movie director. Or Ron Howard is 59, and Rob Reiner is 66. And that’s just film.”
– Dave Winer

GREAT POST!!!

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Ob-SVS: Minecraft 2011 == Plasticene Village 1975

From a remembrance of a Sudbury Valley School alumni:

“The first thing I remember clearly spending lots of time doing was the Plasticene Village, a table in the art room taken over for full-time use for plasticene. On some days, I would do it from the moment I got there to the moment I left. I don’t know how long it lasted, but it seems like it went on forever! We made houses and people; those were pretty basic. The more complicated things were machinery and stuff like that. You had to convince people your machinery worked, so you needed some superficial knowledge of how it ought to work, and you had to be able to point to where the different parts were. It was wonderful fun.
All of us graduated many years ago, and it turns out that it wasn’t a bad thing at all to be doing plasticene all day for a year or so! “

See full article here taken from “The Kingdom of Childhood: Growing Up at Sudbury Valley School – Page 130″

See Also:
- A really really great set of alumni recollections about the “Plasticene Village” experience is found in: “Reflections on the Sudbury School concept” – Page 24-31

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