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February 2, 2008

Its turtles all the way down…

srikanth @ 11:17 am, GMT +0000 ( 1201951045 ) Play

Millions of geeks started off their coding life using this man’s invention. Identify the man in the photograph below, the contraption in his hands, and what it created.

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Many clues in the picture.

Cracked by: shashank , madhur , jayanth , Dibyo , duriel , piezocake (can’t just come out and say it, can you…), Shreyas , udupendra , sidsen and sumanth.

Answer: To quote dibyo: “Seymour Papert, and this is the mechanical turtle, and this went on to tranform into the programming langage Logo.”


12 Responses to “Its turtles all the way down…”

  1. Seymour Papert ( of the Logo fame )
    And that the “Logo Turtle”


  2. madhur
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    Seymour Papert designed LOGO as a computer language for children.
    He created Logo as a tool to improve the way that children think and solve the problems. A small robot called the “Logo Turtle” was developed and children have been encouraged to solve the problem with the Logo turtle.
    Initially a drawing program, LOGO controlled the actions of a mechanical “turtle,” which traced its path with pen on paper. Electronic turtles made their designs on a video display monitor.


  3. Seymour Papert and the logo turtle?


  4. Dibyo
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    Seymour Papert, and this is the mechanical turtle, and this went on to tranform into the programming langage Logo.


  5. duriel
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    The Man: Seymour Papert, one of the inventors of LOGO

    The Contraption: Mechanical “turtle,” which traced its path with pen on paper.

    What it created: A fish?? or in a more philosophical sense, it was the fore-runner to the LOGO on-screen turtle, and somesuch thing.

    The Clue: “Turtles” all the way down. (as in the Turtle of LOGO)


  6. piezocake

    When I was at the Computer History Museum, I saw that 31 years ago..


  7. Shreyas

    Seymour Papert with his “Turtle robot” which led to the invention of Logo.


  8. udupendra
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    Seymour Papert – Logo Turtle – Logo programming language


  9. sidsen
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    st fd 50 rt 90 fd 40 pu fd 10 pd arc 360 20 pu fd 10 lt 90 fd 40 lt 90 pd arc 270 20 rt 90 fd 5 rt 90 fd 20 pu lt 90 fd 10 pd arc 270 20 ht

    Unless i’m mistaken that should give you the answer.


  10. sidsen
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    O just noticed you want Seymour Papert as well


  11. sidsen
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    sorry that would be st rt 180 fd 50 rt 90 fd 40 pu fd 10 pd arc 360 20 pu fd 10 lt 90 fd 40 lt 90 pd arc 270 20 rt 90 fd 5 rt 90 fd 20 pu lt 90 fd 10 pd arc 270 20 ht

    damn i wish i still had it.


  12. sumanth

    1)Seymour Papert.

    2)The Logo Turtle.

    3)The turtle , controlled by Logo, traced its path on a paper wid pen .


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