Mindstorms (book)

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Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas
Author Seymour Papert
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Harvester Studies in Cognitive Science
Release number
Subject Computer literacy
Published 1980 (Harvester Press)
Media type Print
Pages 238
ISBN 978-0-85527-163-3
OCLC 83827854

Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas is a book by computer scientist Seymour Papert, in which he argues for the benefits of teaching computer literacy in primary and secondary education.[1] It was published by Basic Books in 1980, and republished in a new edition by Basic Books in 1993.

The Lego Mindstorms programmable construction set system is named after the book.[2]


  1. ^ "Mindstorms". BasicBooks.com. Basic Books. 
  2. ^ Bumgardner, Jim (March 2007). "The Origins of Mindstorms". Wired.