stern writes: Per the New York Times, there's a role for play in the classroom, and there's a role for computers in the classroom, but there is little if any evidence that computer games help teach. Rather, they hurt attention spans and set expectations that may discourage students from learning things that, however important, can't be turned into a game.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too
hard to write.