Month: June 2016

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The Atlantic


The word for “moth­er” seems often either to be mama or have a nasal sound sim­i­lar to m, like nana. The word for “father” seems often either to be papa or have a sound sim­i­lar to p, like b, in it—such that you get some­thing like baba. The word for “dad” may also have either d or t, which is a vari­a­tion on say­ing d, just as p is on b. Peo­ple say mama or nana, and then papa, baba, dada, or tata, world­wide.

The Path To Expertise


exper­tise takes time

The bot­tom line: Uni­ver­si­ties have nei­ther the time nor the resources to accom­plish what we demand of them with respect to com­put­er sci­ence edu­ca­tion. Once the prob­lem has been laid bare like this, it is obvi­ous that there’s real­ly only one solu­tion—we need to start teach­ing com­put­er sci­ence ear­li­er.

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