> On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Joe Barrera wrote:
> TByr> > Please, in that case for their first computer, buy them a Mac.
> > Damn. Too late. They both have their own PCs.
> Ya gota figure in todays tech ...An Imac would be great for toddlers and
> preschoolers. Theres not much worth breaking,
... How sturdy/waterproof IS that case? I mean, is there one replacablepart
which is both compelling and never reduced completely, like
Tonka's bendy metal parts?
> they gain a sense of the
> underdog by using a platform so few of the folks aorund them use and the
> software is such they can use it by 8 months.
Keep in mind that they can always (ahem) buy that Yellow BoxRhapsody for x86
Dr. Ernie P_ has, or run Inferno (which runs -on
top of- Win95 rather than embedded? "Yeah, our hardware was compromised
utterly, but the Inferno kernel was solid all the time.")
> Wait, thats the exact specs I used....
Gee, I used those specs and got a can of processed cheese.
> Anyway, an imac would be great for a younger kid. But by age 5
Way too late! They'll be trapped in some content IPO.
> "look mommy, I corrupted the registry!!"
"Son, don't let me see you using something by Symantec again,or you'll see
the backside cache only, for a week."