February 26, 2009

The Geeks Shall Inherit...

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that it lends itself to a lifestyle of learning.

On Saturday, JBug attended Scale with her dad. He was there to exhibit for Inkscape, something he does in his spare time. (see that cake? He made that in the likeness of Tux, the mascot for Linux). He has manned the booth for Inkscape for a few years, and is on the Board of Directors. He decided to bring JBug, in his continuing endeavor to corrupt her with open source and geekiness. It worked. Here she is designing her own Tux the Penguin using Inkscape.

He introduced her to some women in tech, so she could get an idea that there are real women in tech, and they are empowered, and amazing. She even attended a couple of seminars on Linux For New Users. And then came home and put Ubuntu on her Mac. She now has a dual-boot system* and is really excited about it.

On Sunday, I brought the kids up there after church, and showed them around. The kids really enjoyed it. Hard to believe that just a few years ago, my first computer was an Apple IIc. Now my kids are more computer-literate than I ever was.

*for those who don't speak geek, that means she divided her hard drive and installed Linux, while keeping her Mac OS X as well.

T, who was a geek, but less technical than they are

1 comment:

Rikki said...

I absolutely LOVED how family-friendly SCALE is. Maybe your daughter would like to help me out at the booth for a bit next year. ;-)