Lecture 3 (Sherriff) - Ambiguity

Lecture Date: Friday, January 16

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Today we’re going to talk about just how bad the English language is at being specific about things. (What things, you may ask? Well, isn’t that part of the problem? :-) )

A little craft project will hopefully illustrate why we have programming languages and why they are written the way they are.

YouTube Clip of Paper Airplane Activity