May 18, 2012

“On the Cost of Computation in Schools
A final word about the cost of doing all this. Turtles. music boxes. computer controlled motors and the like are less expensive than teletypes. Displays are slightly more expensive but becoming rapidly cheaper. So if. computers are being used in a school, there is no good economic argument  for  accepting  the narrowness  of  the  pure  teletype terminal.”

Papert, S. and C. Solomon (1971). Twenty Things to Do with a Computer. Artificial Intelligence Memo # 248. Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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