n at rciss.us
Thu Oct 25 15:25:16 BST 2007
On 25 Oct 2007, at 15:19, asmith9983 at gmail.com wrote:
> Find an old 386 PC somewhere and teach her how to install Ubuntu.
> She can then say "Windows, that just for dummies, real people use
> Open Source."
Yeah, I've been attempting to use Jesuit indoctrination techniques so
that she'll complain about having to use Windows at school :)
> Waiting on a kernel build will teach her to have patience and
> that if she saves her pocket money, she can buy a multi-core box
> with Gigabytes of RAM and disk to process and store all her ripped
> off audio books and music.
Kernel build? Have you installed Ubuntu recently?
> Her reading and comprehension ability will leap ahead as she
> tries to understand man pages, FAQ's and lies in Wikipedia. I have
> experience with a boy aged 6/7 at the start, but a sample set of 1
> is no indicator of success with others. Will she be happy to sit
> for 4 fours in the Perl Beginners tutorial at the London Perl
> Workshop ?
Well I haven't asked - but I'd guess "no"...
> Did she fully understand register operations ? It took me 3 weeks
> to understand how to copy a line numbered range into a register,
> mainly because I didn't read the space between the range and
> register letter!
Er, no. We didn't really get that far. In fact we didn't get much
beyond vim<cr>iHello, World<cr><esc>:wq<cr> :)
Andy Armstrong, Hexten
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