RE: [ reactions ] Re: [NYT] Microsoft Is Set to Be Top Foe of Free Code

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Date: Sat May 12 2001 - 16:43:47 PDT

"Jeff Barr" <> writes:
> Steve says,
> > I was in a business
> > 'explorers' group as a teenager run by a deaf guy who was a programmer
> > there. He let me play with it so I could try to write a simple
> > accounting program.
> I believe that this "let me play with it" factor has gotten lots and lots
> of youngsters started in our field. I know that's how I got started in a
> little computer store at the ripe age of 15.

I agree. I think this is one reason computer security is important
--- good security drastically decreases the risk of letting a
15-year-old play with your computer.

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