The Heartbreaking story of Seymour Papert

Well worth a read. Thanks to Wohali for sharing.

In search of a beautiful mind – The Boston Globe

Couple of quotes:

Seymour Papert is tinkering with a robotic,
computer-controlled turtle in The Learning Barn, the rustic,
light-filled laboratory where he developed and refined many of his

Nineteen months ago he was struck by a motorbike in Hanoi and suffered
a brain injury so severe he was comatose for a month and couldn’t walk,
talk, or read. The man widely considered to be the most important
living thinker about the way children learn is struggling with an
unreliable memory and an uncertain grip on words.