- REC is VERY slanted toward high school students, and so there is
very little advanced or profound stuff in there.
- While there is a nod to other worlds, primarily it is all in BASIC,
and generally focused on the IBM PC.
- There is a fascination with mindless crunching just to print out
numbers that I can't fathom. A good portion of the articles
center on a numbers with some odd property or another, or finding
the actual _numeric_ solution to something and usually brute force
[or close to it]. The graphics hacks, such as they are, are
primarily crunching-based [moire patterns and such].
No real discussion of 'puzzles', for example, nor of the kinds of techniques
and such you need to partially-tame one of those awful [but real world]
exponential searches, nor of representing 3D objects or manipulations of them,
or search strategies, no word problems, etc.