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Kids have to start sometime right!?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Russ, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Well... I gave into the lil bugger :)

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  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    An early christmas present, eh!?
  3. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    Nice stuff.. is he going to game and stuff.. or is it for school purposes?
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  4. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    It's loaded with Ubuntu, they have a bunch of educational applications for download so we'll start there :)
  5. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    Nice stuff. I wish you were my dad :p
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  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    He's a wordpress auto install away from being the next wikileaks or piratebay.
    *they grow up so fast* sniff

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  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. When I got my first computer as a kid I spent all of my time using educational programs. [​IMG]
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  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

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  9. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    I had no choice when I 1st used a PC.

    It was DOS and no operating system. I had one educational spelling game.

    Then got Windows 3.1 and it has lame games too, though I played DOOM :D

    These days though there is so much a kid can do. So you really gotta control their habits.

    I see to many kids addicted to these FB games and what not. They sit there all day playing it and no school work gets done. Then they blame the professors and teacher, that they are not being easy enough of them.
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  10. I did the opposite. I just bought my dad a computer :)

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  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    My son got his first computer at age 3 (he's 11 now). He can do things on a computer that I could only dream about.
    A program glitched on the school's computers last week. They called the tech guy to come fix it. No go. SO, they called me to ask for permission to get my SON to look at it.
    I said sure.

    The brat fixed it.
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  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Did you pick one pre-loaded with *nix for a reason? Think they have started to hit the Aussie market but windoze still dominates here.
  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    So cute Dad :D Congratulations to your son and may he enjoy his journey into Geekdom :)

    We gave our son his first computer at 3 too Peggy... but he wrecked it, and the next 3 he got lol, luckily they were old bangers and it didn't really matter.

    For years he was .....

    *Huge soundtrack, Movie preview voiceover, Waving Cape flying*

    DESTRUCTO BOY - a boy so destructive anything electrical or electronic within a 10 metre radius instantly curls up and dies!!!
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  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    WOW, lol. Most aspies I've met are electronics geeks. Then there are those who would rather a computer burned than ran.
  15. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Oh he is a total electronics geek... but the puttting back together is not as easy as the taking apart heheehheehhe
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  16. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Thank GOD mine hasn't started taking them apart yet. He likes being on them too much to think about taking them apart!
  17. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    The only thing that scared me is things like getting glasses at an early age for the kid, socially some kids don't develop spending time on the PC. etc.. etc.. There are a few problems, but they only come up if the parent gives them a computer and lets them do what ever.

    If rules are in place, I think it can be given to a kid at an early age.
  18. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    He was up till 4am last night on Hulu, I think that's ok.
  19. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    hey your the dad :p it's your rules.

    Whether I agree or disagree it won't matter. ;)
  20. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    hah if I caught him up that late doing anything other than coding I'd whoopem!
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