On Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:51 -0600, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This should make for an enjoyable column. > > http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/makeover-these-tragic-write-an-expression-problems/ > > Ask programmers what their work life would be like without variables and > they?ll likely respond that their work life would be impossible. > Variables enable every single function of whatever device you?re reading > this post on. > > But ask students what their school life would be like without variables > and they?ll likely respond that their school life would be great. > > ???? > > Do you spot the issue? > > Ask programmers. > Ask students.
That isn't the issue.
The issue is that neither they nor RH seem to recognize that pronouns are variables, and they use them constantly.
- --Louis A. Talman Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver