[TriLUG] book for kids on open source philosophy?
norwoodm at embarqmail.com
Thu Jan 19 13:37:15 EST 2012
I also really liked "Little Brother", but would not really recommend for a
10 year old. For a teenager definitely. I read an actual physical paper
book copy of this, but it is available online legally for free under a
Creative Commons license in lots of formats. Google search should find a
link through Cory Doctorow website craphound.com to download it. Also, it
includes lots of linux usage.
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Neil L. Little wrote:
> Little brother, I liked very much. It caused me to think of security in a
> much different way. I also look at government in a much different way. I
> think Heinlein applies.
> A warning, its subversive ... in a good way ... depending on your world view.
> Neil, WA4AZL
> Jack Hill wrote:
>> The interwebs also inform me of the existence of a Ubuntu manga:
>> and a young adult book by Cory Doctorow
>> I haven't read either, so can't talk to how useful or appropriate they
>> On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Jack Hill wrote:
>> > For your own education (and perhaps for the child as it grows older) I
>> > recommend _Free Software Free Society_
>> > <http://shop.fsf.org/product/free-software-free-society-2/>. It's a
>> > collection of short essays by rms about software freedom.
>> > 10 years old is old enough to start learning to program. Perhaps set the
>> > child up with a GNU/Linux environment, and then find simple, real-world,
>> > programs to study (perhaps KDE plasmoids or emacs modes).
>> > Good luck.
>> > Perhaps we need to have a TriLUG family day.
>> > Jack
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