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Learning to Think Like a Computer


Organizing blocks

A kindergartner organizes blocks into a sequence of commands at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School at Tufts University.

Credit: Charlie Mahoney for The New York Times

In "The Beauty and Joy of Computing," the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important concept in computer science—abstraction—in terms of milkshakes.

From The New York Times
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