“Logo gave many thousands of elementary teachers their first opportunity to appropriate the computer in ways that would extend their personal styles of teaching. This was not easy for them. They were frustrated by poor conditions: They usually had to work with minimal computer systems and often had to share them among several classrooms; opportunities to develop their own computer knowledge were limited; and School’s immune response often snatched away the successes they did achieve. Even the Logo they had in those days looks sadly primitive when I look back on it from the perspective of another decade of growth of the language. More recent versions of Logo are far more user-friendly, intuitive, and flexible. But although only a minority of these pioneering teachers succeeded in using Logo to build a satisfying classroom environment, what they tried to do is a rich source for understanding the force for change latent in their profession. It turned my own thinking around completely.”
Papert, S. (1993) The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer. NY: Basic Books. pp 58.