Nopecraft - was Re: OT: learner kits

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Sun Jun 21 07:47:00 CDT 2015

> Of course, real "stuff" is much better than pissing around in
> Minecraft. But hey if you can get a kid to find interest in
> programming via Minecraft of all things, I say that's still a success.

Yes, it would be great if we could hook 14 year old kids on
programming computers - but really, that happens a *lot* less than we
would like it to. Even in the good old days with Apples in the
schools, how many young teenagers actually stuck with it after the
classes ended? Few, damn few. At least with Minecraft, kids tend to
stick with it in (probably due to the community and Youtube). The
original poster's son seems to be sticking with it quite well, it
seems - so let him run with it.

Anyway, I think this has strayed to far from old computers, so I will
probably tune out.

And also, Mr. Thain, a question: Why so anti-Minecraft? Did Notch run
over your dog or something?


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