The art teacher at my son’s elementary school once held a special ceremony called the Funeral of Trite Ideas. My son and his classmates said goodbye to some friends that they had known for years in their drawings: stick figures, flat outlines of cars, suns with smiling faces.
I am considering holding my own Funeral of Trite Ideas to bury some friends from our introductory computer science courses. Here are the friends I will invite:
Animalhierarchy used to introduce inheritance, and maybe his buddies
Some of these friends are reasonable computations but are just overdone. Others are too contrived and don’t adequately illustrate the computational need.
Let me know if I should invite anybody else.