While working today, I thought of riding my bike. On my bike this afternoon, I was at work. Consider this project.
A construction crew is creating a building. It is an object composed of other objects, with names like board, nail, and pipe. They have attributes like soft, square, or pink. Some buildings suck when they are created without a plan. Other buildings rock because they have been cleverly designed.
Computer code creates objects composed of other objects with names like integer, array and function. They have attributes like bold, visible, and pink. Some code sucks and other code … well actually all code is crappy in the eye of another beholder.
To deconstruct a crappy building requires a permit, dump truck, a crew and a crowbar. Fixing crappy code requires a pinky finger and a backspace key.
2 thoughts on “Object under Construction”
How do you deconstruct a crappy education?
Several approaches have achieved remarkable results in educational deconstruction. The critical idea to remember is that the individual, and/or her parents are in responsible for a quality education, not some institution. I know one parent who enrolled his daughter in a college algebra class when she was in sixth grade because he thought the school was not offering what she needed. In another case, a young man simply opted out – instead of going to class every day, he stayed across the street at the library and read math books. In other cases, parents take their children out of the public school system and enroll them in quality private or charter schools.