Sharing thoughts and ideas about teaching computing in school
If you go to visit the ‘Computing’ section in WHSmith at the Trafford Centre, you will find a massive section, one whole aisle dedicated to books on computing. Except…
…there are no books about hardware, programming or computing science. Most of the books were either ‘For Dummies’ or books for people to learn how to use Microsoft Office products.
The book titled “HOW TO DO just about ANYTHING ON A computer” soes in fact, show you how to do just about anything, sending emails, printing a photo, searching for a cheap flight… everything in fact … apart from actually program the computer!
If you venture into the Waterstones store and visit the ‘Computing’ section, you maybe lucky enough to find one real computing book as I did. So – do we accept the situation as it is, or do we persuade these high street book sellers to either rename the ‘Computing’ section to ‘ICT’ or to stock more books on programming, hardware, and computing science.