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Catching the Bug: Pupils and Punched Cards in South Africa in the Late 1970s

Martin Olivier
Abstract : This paper describes my memories as one of the pupils taking computer studies in South Africa in the late 1970s, when such programs were still uncommon. The differences between how the subject was approached back then and current approaches are not only due to technological developments; the 1970s curriculum reflects a fundamentally different approach.
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Martin Olivier. Catching the Bug: Pupils and Punched Cards in South Africa in the Late 1970s. Arthur Tatnall; Bill Davey. Reflections on the History of Computers in Education : Early Use of Computers and Teaching about Computing in Schools, AICT-424, Springer, pp.291-301, 2014, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (SURVEY), 978-3-642-55118-5. ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-55119-2_19⟩. ⟨hal-01272202⟩

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