Without any software for my 11 TRS-80 computers, I set out teaching myself how to program them myself. Fairly quickly, I found myself on my knees thanking every Algebra teachers I had ever had. There was finally a purpose for what had seemed to me like purposeless form of mathematics.
You see, I instructed the computer with numbers and mathematics was the language.
Algebra was my syntax.
Author: David Warlick
David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.
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