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  1. Jan 2019
    1. Try something crazy

      DAWs typically don’t mesh so well with prototyping culture. When Ableton brought clip launching through Live, its flagship DAW, it had some of this effect: experiment with clips then play with them instead of just playing them. Of course, Cycling ’74 has been all about prototyping, long before Ableton bought the company. But “Max for Live” devices are closer to plugins in that users expect to just be able to use them, not have to create them from scratch. What this marketing copy is emphasizing is that this really is about getting a box of LEGO blocks, not just about getting a DIY kit to create your own instance of something which somebody else designed. The framing sure is specific.

  2. Nov 2018
    1. The models of three Lego figurines sent with the Juno spacecraft are Galileo Galilei, and the Roman gods Juno and Jupiter.

      So, aliens are going to think we are shaped like lego people?

  3. Jul 2018
    1. When English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee laid the foundation for the web in the late 80s, he created a system akin to Lego blocks. Pieces could easily be taken apart and put back together again. This tactile nature is the essence of the web, and it dovetails with hands-on learning. As teachers adopt web literacy into their curriculum, it’s best for students to actively practice what they intend to perfect, like coding chops, web page building and more.

      Hands on approach in classroom to web literacy

  4. Mar 2017
  5. Jul 2016
    1. empty all our LEGOs onto the table

      Apart from the common nitpick (it’s “LEGO blocks”, not “LEGOs”), it’s funny to note how frequently those Danish plastic toys come in pedagogical discussions in the United States. David Wiley even had to belabour another analogy.

  6. Apr 2016