[rescue] Free to a good home

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sun Aug 28 14:01:27 CDT 2005

Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote ...
>>Macs are more bomb-proof for
>>my small kids than Windows boxen ... it's harder for them to
>>fuck them up.
> Heh.  But not impossible ...
> When my son was a toddler, almost 20 years ago, a Mac-oriented friend lent
> us a Mac to play with.  I think he was trying to convert me, but mostly I
> let my son play games on it.  Young Eric loved it.  He couldn't read, but he
> could click on things.  He generally had a ball.  He learned right away that
> clicking on "OK" was the way to keep going.
> Unfortunately, those early Macs didn't differentiate between floppy disks
> and internal hard drives for some things, so when the box that said ...
>   Cannot read disk,
>      format it?
> 	   OK
> popped up ....

Heh.  Yeah.

My youngest two get the "safe" interface that doesn't allow them to do
anything like that.  I forget what MacOS calls it.  But basically it
just gives them a tile menu of what programs they're allowed to start,
and that's it.

 Phil Stracchino       phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
    Renaissance Man, Unix generalist, Perl hacker
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