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Mindstorms is truly a transformational text. It's very sad that Papert's brain injury sustained in Hanoi resulted in him needing to use some of the same techniques that he developed in the text to aid in his personal rehabilitation and recovery.

I don't think it's necessarily a sad thing. It's of course a sad event for anyone to sustain a brain injury. But if he used his own techniques and they provably lead to recovery, it should be a moment of joy and triumph. His work was not wasted and he helped himself - what could be better than that?

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