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July 31, 2008

Programming Requires Technical Skill; Scratch That -- Anyone Can Do It

MIT's Media Lab has developed Scratch, a programming language designed to be easy enough for people without any technical skills to "create and share video games and animated stories." It has become particularly popular among children aged 8-15. Scratch, which is available for free download, "uses a simple set of modular building blocks that can be dragged into place and snapped together on a computer screen like Lego bricks, to create simple computer programs and animations." Over 160,000 projects created using Scratch have been upload to the Scratch web site in the year since Scratch was made publicly available.

Posted by Robert at July 31, 2008 6:00 AM
category: Design & Engineering