“Just as pendulums, paints, clay, and so forth, can be “messed around with,” so can computers. Many people associate computers with a rigid style of work, but this need not be the case. Just as a pencil drawing reflects each artist’s individual intellectual style, so too does work on the computer.”
Papert, S. & Frantz, S. (1988). Computer as Material – Messing About with Time in The Teachers College Record. Spring 1988 (Volume 89, Number 3). NY.