First Edition of Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas; Inscribed by Seymour Papert
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas.
Item Number: 23038
New York: Basic Books Inc. Publishers, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Seymour Papert on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a slighted toned spine.
Seymour Papert was the co-founder of the artificial intelligence and media laboratories. "Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else. Even outside the classroom, Papert had a vision that the computer could be used just as casually and as personally for a diversity of purposes throughout a person's entire life. Seymour Papert makes the point that in classrooms saturated with technology there is actually more socialization and that the technology often contributes to greater interaction among students and among students and instructors" (Basic Publishers).