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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
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 <email@example.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
St. Francis Academy
Union City, NJ
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