Thursday, September 13, 2007

Child Labor

Michelle Slatalla's article about elementary school-aged computer consultants is too, too funny.
As Henry Jenkins, a director of the Comparative Media Studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, put it in an interview: “The rate of change is so intense that the expertise you have as a 9-year-old may be obsolete by the time you’re 12 or 13. You need to keep an eye on the kindergartner who knows what you don’t.”

Then she went home, found her father struggling with the Windows emulator, and explained that to actually quit it, it was first necessary to shut down all the windows within its own virtual window.
I will not bore you with my struggles with the Windows emulator on my MacBookPro at work. Don't ask me, "Why would you want to do that?" Just get it to work like the documentation says it should work. Or change the documentation?

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