I'm sure this probably accomplishes what it intends to accomplish, but the name alone is a neat summary of why computers are nothing more than an exercise in autism for the sake of autism.
Artillery, missile guidance, census and taxes for large countries… basically autism. That's what computers are actually useful for. Maybe. Everything else people do with them is just way more autism.
OK, that's just my opinion, but come on. How many people who take this course are ever going to do anything with that knowledge? It's less practical than memorizing a phone book, and probably does about the same amount of damage to your mind.
Seriously, the guy who developed Alone in the Dark literally lost the ability to comprehend human speech for weeks in the middle of a programming binge. Just because that doesn't usually happen doesn't mean it isn't doing anything to you. I've never been able to force myself to do any serious programming project, but I am convinced that the little that I did do, along with spending so much time on computers reading and thinking about how they work, set me back years. Years.
I'm a weak person, I'm still half-addicted to this shit, I can't prove anything, YMMV, do what you want, but nand2tetris, wow, TRIGGERED. It's all there. Pure autism. That's it.