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[REBOL] Re: Embedded Markup Considered Harmful [Oct. 02, 1997]

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 13-Oct-2002 19:25

Joel Neely wrote:
> EWD told a wonderful story about giving an individualized test where > the student is presented with a problem and is expected to "think > aloud" while designing a solution on the board in the professor's > presence. The problem he described involves achieving a specified > condition in a single pass across a one-dimensional array, where the > obvious solution would sweep back-and-forth multiple times. He had > been accustomed (over many uses of this problem) to seeing the > students end up with some processing upon elements in "increasing" > (left-to-right) positional order. > > He was surprised by a student from Israel, who developed an equally > valid solution which swept the array in *decreasing* (right-to-left) > positional order. He wondered how much growing up reading r-to-l > Hebrew instead of a l-to-r European language influenced the way the > student conceptualized the problem. > > Makes one wonder, doesn't it?!
Yes. Great story Joel :-) I collect this stuff. Any idea of an exact source? thanks ./Jason