May 13, 2014

Question by kid reporters: Some adults are afraid of computers, but kids love them. Why?

Answer by Seymour Papert: “I don’t know the answer to that, but I think it is the most important question in the world. Children feel that computers are their thing. As children grow up, they’ll be doing everything in a different way. Unless people learn to think differently, the planet isn’t going to last very long. The fact that children take to computers well is one of the most helpful things in the world.”

Papert, Seymour. (circa 1993). Interview. Boston Globe Fun Pages. [Link to actual document.]

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