[clug] Why do we do what we do in Linux? [was Re: Text editor]
bryan at netspeed.com.au
Mon Oct 27 06:40:07 MDT 2014
>> So what readable, humorous on-line cartoon-book can you recommend? :-[
> You’re right, there are none, apart from xkcd.
The effort in teaching, is explicating the concepts!
> Unix/Linux is a ‘sharp tool’, it doesn’t have training wheels or safety guards.
My father taught me safety using woodworking blades.
> The tools were developed by professionals, for professionals to expedite their work.
I was told by a TAFE teacher, that an expert crane-driver made a lousy
teacher of crane-driving!
> You’re expected to know how to use the tools and how to handle them.
Since converting to Ubuntu a year and a half ago, I've been "learning on
> I spent time and money doing tutorials and attending lectures, then learnt to read the Manual, Docs and when needed “Use The Source, Luke!”.
As a retired person, I have time, but not money!
> Unix/Linux does not lend itself to “trained monkey” or paint-by-numbers style teaching.
I want to know what to look at next, when learning on my personal projects.
> It’s a tool kit that you learn, and you need problems to apply it towards to learn.
Communicating with my Linux phone, is my current project.
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