Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 22:40 UTC
X11, Window Managers John Goerzen, Debian/GNU Linux developer, transitions his kids from bash to xmonad: "I'd been debating how to introduce GUIs for a very long time. It has not escaped my attention that children that used Commodores or TRS-80s or DOS knew a lot more about how their computers worked, on average, than those of the same age that use Windows or MacOS. I didn't want our boys to skip an entire phase of learning how their technology works." I decided long ago that my kids - if I ever have them, I'm undecided and way too young - will learn computing the way I learned it: with a CLI. I never realised an xmonad setup would form a good transition phase into GUIs.
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Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 03:21 UTC
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2008-06-03

I bet he just wants a reason to teach the kiddies Haskell. Which is good, I suppose.

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RE: Comment by gan17
by righard on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 10:18 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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2007-12-26

In my fantasy my child will be a proficient Haskell programmer by the age of 6. I won't have to push him/her to learn it either, all I have to do is leave a book about the topic casually laying around ;)

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RE: Comment by gan17
by Soulbender on Sun 24th Jun 2012 11:11 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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2005-08-18

I bet he just wants a reason to teach the kiddies Haskell.


Isn't that child endangerment?

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