Project Euler

[ The Atlantic ] James Somers:

Imagine a future in which the best way to learn how to do something — how to write prose, how to solve differential equations, how to fly a plane — is to download software, not unlike today’s chess engines, that takes you from zero to sixty by way of a delightfully addictive inductive chain.

Project Euler is like this future (without all the fancy graphics and animations); I have signed up and am looking forward to learning how to program by solving problems.