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Re: Apache Subversion: GNOME Women Outreach

From: Miriam Hochwald <miriamhochwald_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:17:33 +1000

Hello All,

Granted that basically "things change", and often relatively quickly within
various OS. However, there could still be improvements with formatting
(Bold, italics, font size, hyperlinks ... ), and step through processes in
the form of "spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch". Also to include a
bit of personal "hand holding" for those not familiar with setting up
things from scratch.

For a number of people, knowing what is 'under the hood' or 'tinkering'
isn't something they grew up with, nor do they have the social set to
absorb it by osmosis. Personally, my family situation was that my brother
owned (and guarded) the computer. I only could afford to obtain one *after*
I had finished my studies. Yes, this is an *entire* degree later where I
never actually had a computer.

There are lots of people with 'tech anxiety', particularly when they don't
know who to ask. The baby boomer generation is a case in point. I taught my
grandmother and mother the basics of how to use a computer and Word. They
were taught under exactly the same "control" conditions: the same class,
teacher, and materials. My gran was the one the learnt to use a computer
and my mother still is tech illiterate. This has obvious ramifications for
my mothers ability to function in a now computer centric society. Perhaps
the difference is that grandma is from the depression era, where you needed
to creatively problem solve and "make do" with what you had. That sort of
mentality is a fertile ground for innovation.

Kind regards,

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 5:42 AM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you create a free developer account with Apple, they now provide a
> > download of just the command line tools, so you do not have to install
> > XCode. Unfortunately, unlike XCode this install is not available in
> > the App Store, so you need to sign up and get it from the developer
> > site.
> >
> > https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action
> Good to know.

Founder & Director
Girl Geek Coffees (GGC)
Received on 2013-01-03 04:18:10 CET

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