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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RE: Hey geek wives of the world,
by Soulbender on Sun 24th Jun 2012 11:13 UTC in reply to "Hey geek wives of the world,"
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Tell them how they could prepare an individual IT personal developement program for their kids!

"Here's a computer and some manuals, figure it out. That's what I had to do when I was a kid."

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