[ubuntu-uk] The problem with Bug #1
bytesoup at gmail.com
Fri May 10 14:59:58 UTC 2013
On 10 May 2013 10:02, James Tait <james.tait at wyrddreams.org> wrote:
> On 09/05/13 23:04, SuperEngineer wrote:
> > just one final word (sentence)- my word "educate" was deliberate...
> > get the kids using Linux, let them think it's 'normal'.
> I'm sure my boys' response to that would be "Why, isn't it?"
Kids are impatient, they dont want to wait for things to happen, and
generally they dont want to be bothered with installing a package or
searching out equivalent application to get what they want, so when they
google "how to do <something>" invariably the answers will all come back
based on the most widely used operating system so they will say "why cant
we just have a windows machine like our school / my mate steve etc"
I can only speak from my personal experience, my kids are no strangers to
different interfaces but they are not interested in bringing up a command
shell to solve a problem and as this is not something seen commonly in the
schools, so we'll end up with a lot of the next generation being more
technology "consumers" than "creators" ... thats only my thoughts though.
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