Monthly Archives: January 2009

Diagrams 0.2 release

After meaning to get around to it for quite a while, I’ve finally released version 0.2 of the Haskell diagrams library. Here’s the release announcement. And here’s one of my favorite examples showing off the new path support: I made … Continue reading

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Fad diets are like burrito tutorials

Today at the top of my Gmail inbox was a link with the promise to explain “How I Lost 42 Pounds in 2 Months. Just Obey this 1 Rule, That’s All.” It occurred to me that fad diets are like … Continue reading

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Abstraction, intuition, and the “monad tutorial fallacy”

While working on an article for the Monad.Reader, I’ve had the opportunity to think about how people learn and gain intuition for abstraction, and the implications for pedagogy. The heart of the matter is that people begin with the concrete, … Continue reading

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