P170

Peggy Study, Panel P170 Themes: Symbols, Computer Blocks, Stories for Toys, Physical Objects Source: (Lawler); date: April, 1981 Title: Peggy Starts Quarter Fourteen Text commentary: this is “early” computer use, both by Peggy’s age and by the historical date. The computer used here, a TI-99 PC, was the MIT Logo Project development machine; when the …

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3V1192.2

3V119202 Unusual construction: “I won’t make sure I’ll slip.” (4/28/81) no further detail with this note.

3V1192.1

3V119201 Issues in learning graphical language: Logo logon messages (/28/81) Peggy has more or less read “BY” — the common word in her story books. Her reading it shows little discrimination but for length. Today, Peggy began reading (in my presence, for the first time) the Logo Logon messages “Setting up” and “Welcome to Logo.” …

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3V1191.2

3V119102 Cutting up a Tree: an old joke (4/27/81) Robby and I were hauling hickory back from the site where I recently felled a tree. When Peggy came to watch us, I introduced her to a joke, a simple absurdity of the language. She knows one cuts down a tree (she has seen this twice …

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3V1191.1

3V1191.01 Nightmare: looking for Miriam (4/27/81) Peggy woke up around midnight, sobbing loudly and crying for her sister. I tried comforting her a while. She responded, more or less to our questions, but was still asleep. Gretchen sat with her longer, than I did. The next day, I asked Peggy what was wrong the night …

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