... And people wonder why Blockbuster went out of business....
Wow - you must watch a lot of movies!!!
I've seen kids raised by video games. No thanks.
It's about balance. My view is that to actively stop them playing what has been a normal part of kids lives for towards 40 years is wrong. My son got into games very early, the new Donkey Kong in 2010 when he was 3 and a bit. The next Christmas he took an interest in Zelda and actively played Twilight Princes and Skyward Sword - with me checking it wasn't TOOOO scary. He's playing Skylanders Swap Force as I type, now 6 ands a bit.
However, he's also one of the 3 good swimmers (he can 'do' butterfly, most are on the doggy paddle and many still have floats) and 4 kids who get a separate reading class out of the 44 in his Kindy year. We didn't teach him to read, he didn't get tutored like the other 3 but in Zelda you have to read and in Minecraft he was insistent on writing hundreds of signs and needed to know how to spell. He's strong in Karate, something we enrolled him for of course, and when I took him onto a real golf course just a week ago after a year or so of kids golf clinics, he hit his drive 130m and reached the par-4 green for 4. He's doing that because he sees me to golfing every chance I get and I guess is copying there too like he did with games.
Within reason, I won't force my kids to DO or NOT do anything. I will force them to eat their veggies though.
Some folks run multiple VMs on a single system.
SOME Folks? Since 2007 or 2008 it's more like "Some folk DON'T run multiple VMs on a single system". Wasted RAM, CPU and Disk IO is now expensive for most companies as you actively need to beef up for it.
Windows servers need GUIs to run common third party software installation programs (vmware netchk) or AV consoles (Symantec Endpoint Protection) via RDP. Without a GUI, you'd be forced to serve up yet another port to clients to run the GUI consoles (that have tons of graphs and other things that are actually useful), or run them via a shoehorned webpage via IIS or apache (SEP already tries to do this). Do you really want unnecessarily open ports just to satisfy an urge to remove the GUI?
Novell NetWare had MANY GUI installers (first and third party) that ran on workstations but installed on the server. In fact, I think that was the most common situation. As one of many options, that could be done for Windows Server. Getting the compulsory GUI (2008 Core didn't count...), Solitare and 3D screen-savers off the server can only be a good thing. I'm glad MS has stopped beating that horse.
Are you saying students need to learn Power Point before they can learn programming?
This may finally explain why our "open defects" presentations are both so long and use the woodgrain background.
So do you think that children just magically know how to open a document in word and change a font?
Well, my 4 years does, and has done for 6 months or so and I didn't teach him. He has a logon on my Mac (no password, just has to click to switch user etc) and access to nothing but Office. He calls it "doing letters" and types basic sentences and formats. He's found lots of features. There's a reason the Amiga GUI was called "Intuition" and the promise of the GUI on all platforms has been just that.
Maybe you're suggesting that schools should teach "pulling up pants after wee-wee" because they won't magically know? Parents and intuition should be allowed to to their bit and keep school for the really non-obvious stuff.
Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one. -- Jack Hurley