Monday, January 23, 2006

The Death of Learning

You know, as I spend hours upon hours looking through Win32 API references on functions, macros, resources, etcetera which literally span hundred of pages; I came to think of the visual builder. As with all WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) builders for programs, websites, etcetera I'm of the opinion that one should have a strong understanding of the basic text code being generated by these builders. Without actually knowing what's going on behind the pretty pictures, it's pretty much useless to try and build something with more creativity than what you're given. Just look at what's happened with HTML and for that matter all mark-up languages in which anyone running a GUI website builder can make and load whatever crap they want without having to type one <>. That is the death of learning!

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