Saturday, May 09, 2009

My Son the Autodidact

With scarcely any instruction from me, and no shoving whatsoever, my son came up with this.

He is leaving me in the dust.

5 Comments:

Blogger erp said...

Impressive -- not that I understand a word of it. Is it out of line to ask what the gadget does?

I understand about being left in the dust, my son soared past us before he was twelve. Since then I merely nod my head when he tells me what he's doing. Now my eleven year granddaughter is about to break into orbit.

Isn't it wonderful!

May 10, 2009 9:56 AM  
Blogger Brit said...

"Like it or else." is also the perfect blog slogan. Why didn't I think of that?

May 12, 2009 2:16 AM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Is it out of line to ask what the gadget does?It prints "Hello World".

Seemingly trivial, but the tutorial shows the essential steps to putting functions into a web page.

The most gratifying thing, though, is his taking deep interest in something complex, and working it out for himself.

I have offered him a couple general pointers along the way, but, other than that, I have just sat back and watched it unfold.

May 12, 2009 10:20 AM  
Blogger erp said...

Trivial? Not so, it's prototype for creating whatever a user would like to do and with a sense of humor.

Kudos Neil ... and I do like it.

May 12, 2009 2:46 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Well, his name is actually Eric.

How he got from there to eneilshade is a mystery to me.

May 13, 2009 12:36 AM  

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