8-year olds and tools (was RE: [rescue] Re: Macs & IDE vs. SCSI)

Tim H. lists at pellucidar.net
Tue Apr 15 20:41:07 CDT 2003

On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 08:58:35 -0500 (CDT)
Steven Hill <sjh at waroffice.net> wrote:

> > > But I doubt I'd let him case mod his PC.
> >
> > Keywords being "within reason" and "supervised" :)
> I was changing fuses in distribution boards, and wiring plugs at 8
> years.
> -- 
> Steven Hill
> ``He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!''
> 				- Baron Harkonnen, Dune.
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Not as dangerous, but I was programming z80s in octal machine code by
the time I was 8.  My three year old daughter is just about
consequence-conscious enough to get her first ball-peen hammer, meaning
she gets to decide what to use it on. I am all in favor of letting kids
use proper tools at early ages, I think it ranks right up with reading
to them for intellectual development.


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