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NPR on the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

Mark Mzyk April 12, 2009

A while back I wrote about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.  In a serendipitous coincidence, NPR ran a story recently that directly relates to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis: Shakespeare Had Roses All Wrong.  While the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis isn’t mentioned, it clearly is involved. The story touches on languages and how gender in languages affects thinking.  It is highlighted […]

Computational Thinking

Mark Mzyk March 22, 2009

Because of Eugene Wallingford, of Knowing and Doing, bringing up the subject, I’ve been thinking about computational thinking.  What is computational thinking?  I’m not sure any one knows exactly, but for me the short answer is it means thinking like a computer scientist. People, notably academics, think that computational thinking is an important way to […]