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The Littoral Cave

Sea cave are “formed primarily by the wave action of the sea”. This erosion is ongoing against host rocks and when there is a weak zone, caves start to form. One of my ‘wave action’ goals for 2012 is learning to program. Douglas Rushkoff author of Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age candidly writes:

“In the emerging, highly programmed landscape ahead, you will either create the software or you will be the software.  It’s really that simple: Program, or be programmed. Choose the former, and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.”

I choose not to just continue learning how to use programs but how to make them as well. Starting with Code Year, which sends interactive programming lessons each week. I have also started to read a few books for learning how to program in Python:

  1. Sande, Warren, and Carter Sande. Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners. Greenwich, CT: Manning, 2009. Print.
  2. Shaw, Zed A. Learn Python The Hard Way | A Beginner Programming Book. Web. 07 Jan. 2012. <http://www.learnpythonthehardway.org/>.
  3. Dawson, Mike. Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Boston, MA: Course Technology Cengage Learning, 2010. Print.


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