W Kent Starr wrote:

>>I think Larry's off his rocker on this one.  Consistency is far
>>more important than familiarity.  IMHO, Larry is demonstrating a 
>>widely-held bias that objects are somehow "different" and should 
>>be segregated and not taught to beginners.
> 
> 
> Which, geven the time of his rise to ascendency would be expected. We
> are all a product of "our times". While complexity theory has been
> around since the 70's (some would say off and on since the time of the
> Egyptians) but was not widely known outside of very tight academic
> circles before the mid-90's. Thus, Larry can be forgiven for thinking
> the concept of "objects" too difficult for the beginner.

I wonder whether you know what complexity theory is about...

Regards, Christian