ArtLung: I am Joe Crawford. Welcome to my website circa July 2008. I am a web developer. I live in Moorpark, California, USA. I work in Los Angeles, and have lived elsewhere and done many surprising things. I put up the first ArtLung website 12 years ago, moved it to artlung.com 10 years ago, nd I've been blogging for 7 years. I'm still learning, every day. Welcome.

why the lucky stiff appears to be a person. 2009 Aug 12

ART && CODE Symposium: Hackety Hack, why the lucky stiff from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.

hacketyhack.net
whytheluckystiff.net
artandcode.ning.com

why the lucky stiff (or _why) is a computer programmer. His best known work may be Why’s (poignant) Guide to Ruby, a book which teaches the Ruby programming language with stories; its eclectic style has been compared to a “collaboration between Stanislaw Lem and Edward Lear”. Chapter 3 of this Guide was republished in The Best Software Writing I, edited by Joel Spolsky.

Most recently, Why has focused his efforts on the problem of how to better teach programming, and how to make programming more appealing to young people. His latest project, Hackety Hack, is a Ruby-based environment used to teach programming to children. His most vocal critics describe him as “a fledgling freelance professor, should one adhere to the most fraudulent of definitions.” His biographical information, matter of point, is riddled with accolades which are clearly either lifted or falsified in order to cast him in a good light — let’s say 40 watts of violet.”

why the lucky stiff is a hero of mine.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 5:23am in 2009 in August. The 12th was a Wednesday. You are reading this 9 years later. Make a public comment. There are no comments Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

Leave a Reply

Comments Open; Trackbacks Open.