Ben: cool. (Actually, what I said to myself was “holy crap.”) I also spent a few minutes playing around with Scratch, but my program just made a cat move back and forth and change color when you pressed the space bar. (OK, so that was just the tutorial.)

Having said that, I was becoming convinced that Scratch was indeed a good introduction to programming. Thanks for validating my conclusion quite impressively. The next challenge will be getting Laura interested, but that will have to wait until she gets her computer privileges back…

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