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Gears of My Childhood

Seymour Papert Talks About How Gears Influenced His Life

This essay was published as the Foreword to Seymour Papert’s book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (Basic Books, New York, 1980).

The Gears of My Childhood

Seymour Papert’s Personal Inspiration

This essay was published as the foreword to Seymour Papert’s book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (Basic Books, 1980).  It describes a seminal experience as a 2 year-old.  This experience, invisible to researchers (had they been there) was the catalyst to Logo and Educational robotics.