This blog’s tagline is adapted from the Emacs Org-Mode motto. It seemed appropriate, as I seem to have spent most of my life writing novels and short stories (of which you can find out more at www.tonyballantyne.com) or teaching computer coding.

I’ve amassed a lot of material over the years, and I wanted to share it with people who may not have had the same access to education as people living in my country are lucky enough to have. If you want to change the world, become a teacher.

As the the teaching of coding seems to be coming back into fashion, I’ve also included my thoughts on the pedagogy of this subject.
All comments are gratefully received.

One thought on “Welcome”

  1. Hi there, I ended up here as I’m researching articles about people leaving Evernote. Wanted to make some comments on that article, but there isn’t a commenting function available. Just as well really as it led me to this page and have just read your brief above discussing sharing knowledge with those not quite as blessed as many of us.
    This really struck a chord with myself as I quit my corporate career three years ago to start a social enterprise that is building software and plans to invest 50% of the profits in educational projects around the world. Would be great to discuss this with you at some point and understand how your message has been received by the people who hear it.
    By the way, I was researching why people are leaving Evernote as the software we have built is basically a web-clipper annotation tool.

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