A reading protocol is a set of strategies that a reader must use in order to benefit fully from reading the text. Poetry calls for a different set of strategies than fiction, and fiction a different set than non-fiction. It would be ridiculous to read fiction and ask oneself what is the author’s source for the assertion that the hero is blond and tanned; it would be wrong to read non-fiction and not ask such a question. This reading protocol extends to a viewing or listening protocol in art and music. Indeed, much of the introductory course material in literature, music and art is spent teaching these protocols.
Source: Code Spelunking
e.g., for Prince of Persia for Apple II
Source: Fixing E.T. for the Atari 2600
Source: Hungarian Notation
[Follow-up Post] [More Videos]As my fellow Ph.D. student Eric Holk talked about recently in his blog, I’ve been running eye-tracking experiments with programmers of different experience levels. In th