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Re: A perl personal firewall?

by jacques (Priest)
on Sep 06, 2004 at 03:01 UTC ( #388706=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A perl personal firewall?

Hi, kids are growing up and spending too much time on the likes of AIM.

God, isn't this beautiful? As a geek, I would love to see my children take an interest in computers and software.

When I was a child, I had an Atari 5200 (which I have always liked more than the 2600 model). I remember spending nights playing Pac-Man and Mountain King with my mother. Funny, she never thought of configuring the Atari to block it from working, but then she wouldn't have wanted to. Playing video games with her are some of the only good memories I have from my childhood.

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Re^2: OT, again, A perl personal firewall?
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Sep 06, 2004 at 03:29 UTC
    I would love to see my children take an interest in computers and software.

    Probably true for most of us but there is a difference between an interest in something cool and a growing human being spending 16 hours a day in a chair during the time when the bodies that we'll have to live in and deal with for 70+ years are being finished up by our genes/activity/diet. Best to let the parent decide what's right in what case. Plus IMs aren't all one-liners and work chat; plenty of (expletive deleted) from anonymous strangers who can hurt a kid more in a couple weeks than any "friend" a parent is aware of could manage in a year.

    On another related/unrelated note: I spent my first or second paycheck to buy a 5200 and my mom did play Joust a fair bit. :)

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