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lingo workshop and interactive examples

the computer language
 JHT invented

Lingo is the scripting language in the Macromedia Director authoring tool.

 

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Articles on computer games and learning by JHT

From humble beginnings in 1974 with a New York City affirmative action funded after-school program, John H. Thompson (MIT '83) became the author of the most widely used computer programming language in interactive media. Known worldwide as simply "JT", Thompson is the inventor and chief architect of "Lingo". Lingo is best known as the programming language used to create computer games with Macromedia's Shockwave. Lingo makes it possible for non-programmers to develop computer games. Shockwave is the primary way to present interactive games on the Internet. Over 100 million people use Shockwave.

In a continuing series of articles, Thompson discusses how to make games with positive learning challenges that rival the popularity of current video games.

Hard Fun Part 1 - Computer Games and Learning

Hard Fun Part 2 - Working for Fun

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1994 with Terry Schussler

1995 with Lingo Users Journal

1997 at Macromedia User Conference

1998 with Director-Online

John Henry StatueInterviews with
John Henry Thompson
over the years

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Hard Fun Part 1 - Computer Games and Learning

Hard Fun Part 2 - Working for Fun

  Lingo Workshop book description

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