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From: Eirik
To:
Date: 12 May 2003 22:14:48 +0200

I am 14 years old and come from Norway.
Your guides to mostly harmless hacking, along with other things I've read on the Internet, have inspired me to learn more about Linux and Unix. I've asked my father again and again if I could have Linux on my computer, and finally, we both have it installed. I know much about it, so whenever he needs help(making a bootdisk or something like that), he calls me. I have learnt a lot of C, a bit of Java, a tiny bit of assembly and a whole lot of things about Linux.

Carolyn replies: Many kids wonder how to get their parents to permit them to do more with their computers. Eirik knows the solution: be both helpful and persistent. When your family learns to depend upon you for computer help, you will get plenty of freedom.

Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 20:36:10 -0400
From: nef919 <hmalave@mac.com>
To: Carolyn Meinel <>

Your Guides to Mostly Harmless Hacking are suggested reading for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes. I have had students come up to me on several occasions thanking me for having them read them. I have had parents tell me that although they at first had reservations after having read the titles, but were very happy with the sudden interest in computers and general schoolwork that came with it. I will be donating several copies of your books to the school library computer section. They will sit next to the only other computer related books in the library ( all donated by me). Small section so far; dragon book, K&R, several O'Reilly books and various missing manuals.

Harold Malave KC2HCL
Technology Coordinator
St. Francis Academy
Union City, NJ

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