February 1, 2011

“My thesis could be summarized as: What the gears cannot do the computer might. The computer is the Proteus of machines. Its essence is its universality, its power to simulate. Because it can take on a thousand forms and can serve a thousand functions, it can appeal to a thousand tastes.”
Papert, S. (1981). Mindstorms: children, computers and powerful ideas. NY: Basic Books. Page viii.

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  1. The above should read, “…power to simulate” and not “…power to stimulate”. It is a mistake one hears more than one reads.

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