Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2006-01-16 17:06
He's giving a seminar at Kent next week, which has the following wonderfully bombastic description:
"We have found a test for programming aptitude, of which we give details. Remarkably, we can predict success or failure even before students have had any contact with any programming language, and with total accuracy.
We present statistical analyses to prove the latter point. We speculate that programming teaching is therefore ineffective for those who are bound to fail and pointless for those who are bound to succeed."
The "In defence of programming" document there is well worth reading.
There's also an entertaining THES article about him: "The group e-mail also ridicules computing dean Martin Loomes for his misuse of an apostrophe."