Re: [Nolug] Cool wired house in Old Metairie

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 12:16:50 -0500
Message-Id: <1090257410.29146.23.camel@haggis.homelan>

On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 11:26 -0500, Alex McKenzie wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 10:06 -0500, Alex McKenzie wrote:
> >>Didn't have a swingset, had a computer instead. And a yard...A
> >
> >
> > We've succeeded in keeping PC, TV, phone out, but then, they're
> > not in 1st grade yet....
> >
> Good for you, I'm convinced that the TV+PC are the leading cause of ADD
> in kids. I think computers should be a part of education, but not early
> education. IANAD.

You and I are in the minority, then. Most geek-parents think it's
*great* to have kids mousing around at 2yo, and most (all?) "muggle-
parents" (especially those sending kids to private/parochial schools)
brainlessly think their kids will be doomed to burger flipping if
their nose-miners aren't mousing around in pre-K.

> I didn't get a computer until I was 10. Of course, this was the era of
> ViC-20 and Atari.

And I never used one until my senior year in HS. Gods like DR,
KT, BK, RMS, Eric Allman, etc, etc, ad nauseum didn't have PCs
when they were young, either.

> I also lived right next to a high school, so all
> their tennis courts, etc, were basically at my disposal...A

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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"I was provided with additional input that was radically
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