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Ed Baafi – ModKIDS

June 1, 2011

Ed Baafi is transforming programming from being complicated, to being used for everyday people. He calls his generation, Generation “D”, standing for Democracy, DIY and Digital. Baafi discussed the history of computer, which went from being a hobby, to having people actually buy computers. Modern-day literacy is considered ability to use Microsoft Word, and other computer programs. In the twentieth century literacy was the ability to read and write. Baafi refers to ‘democracy’ as the sharing of information, and a love to share. Publishing was democratitized by blogging, which allows people to write freely and about what they please. The stages Baafi discusses, go form blogging, to hacking, to kids programming. Baafi’s inspirational speech shows the new generations talent and ability in terms of programming and democratization.

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