Ramblings of a Professional Computer Geek

December 9, 2008

Linux – Stop Holding Our Kids Back!

I hope most of you are familiar with “helios”, and all he’s done for Linux.

This post, dated yesterday, is almost scary: Blog of helios.

To think that a teacher, who is responsible for helping children learn and grow, can be so out-of-touch with reality.  It saddens me.

Like one of the follow-on comments says, “I have rarely seen a worse, more damaging ignoramus….”

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2 Comments »

  1. Good read. Karen, like the general public, is so ignorant about Foss that it would be funny it it weren’t so sad. I will admit, though, that GNU/Linux has come a long way in just the last 2 years-so far in fact that it’s mindboggling (kudos to Canonical who have taken the lead in the user friendly, and pretty, desktop). So it’s not surprising that people like Karen have no idea that there are viable OS alternatives to Windows available to the general public. It comes down to just plain ignorance. How many universities use Linux? Every university should because it is a great (and inexpensive) way to teach our young people about computing. Yet how many universities do? Unfortunately, and disgracefully, very very few.

    Comment by Bob C. — December 9, 2008 @ 1:37 pm | Reply

  2. […] ckgni wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt I hope most of you are familiar with “helios”, and all he’s done for Linux. This post, dated yesterday, is almost scary: Blog of helios. To think that a teacher, who is responsible for helping children learn and grow, can be so out-of-touch with reality.  It saddens me. Like one of the follow-on comments says, “I have rarely seen a worse, more damaging ignoramus….” […]

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