Scratch Lowers Resistance to Programming

Originally published on Wired, March 2009.

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A new language from MIT’s Media Lab makes it easy for kids to develop programs that interact with things in the real world: Pencils, paper, water, and even vegetables.

Called Scratch, it’s not so much a procedural language as an environment for creating interactive animations, annotated stories, slideshows, prototypes and games.… Read the rest

Scratch Lowers Resistance to Programming