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Comment Re:Hmmm ... why? (Score 1) 218

Maybe they already have classes for reading, sex ed, and math. Just because they don't have much in the way of computers yet doesn't mean they have neglected everything else. And maybe computer skills is more marketable in their region (perhaps a relatively short bus ride to a major city) than being able to speak English.

Comment Re:Well done! (Score 1) 540

According to the Contra Costa Times, the complex will house senior citizens and local workers and will include "a community center and pool, terraced gardens, an orchard and 'micro farm' and a barn." To be allowed to live there, workers will need to make less than 80% of Marin County's median income; seniors will sit somewhere between 30% to 60%. (Median income for the area is $90,839, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.)

80% of 90k is not dirt poor even in Marin County. I'm sure he'll charge more than $500/month there.

Comment Re:and? (Score 1) 250

When I was young, I was very, very poor. Computers were not common. As I hit 5th~ grade or so, they started being quite common, and some teachers started giving bonus points or other advantages to people using computers.

Wait...what? Why?

You are in a maze of UUCP connections, all alike.