Monday, December 06, 2010

Yosemite Sam Makes Me Money

Why not?  It works.

I've assigned David, our local computer expert, the task of figuring out search optimization whatevers.  I told him if he made me extra money, he could have half.  Plus, that'll keep him too busy to start hacking into the Pentagon webservers. 

The Boy Who Knew Too Much...I wonder who will play David in the movie?  And is it normal for a 13-year-old boy to be reading Dreaming in Code?  Because I'm getting a little worried.


  1. I can only wish mine were that smart! None of them have made me money yet.

  2. My 12 yr old is very intelligent, but insists he will not go to college, because it will take to long. He listed several jobs that do not require a 4 yr degree, plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc. Maybe I should have him apprentise with the plumber we keep in business?

  3. Wheyever not? Dreaming in Code was a cool book, full of intelligent responsible people doing interesting work. No sex, no reason for a kid not to like it. If he finds that interesting, he might also like "Soul of New Machine" by Tracy Kidder. The technology is dated but the methodology is still valid. (And it won a Pulitzer. Great read.) Lessee. I also really liked Marvin Minsky's "The Society of Mind" which talks a lot about the way that computers are used to do things like model visual systems. It's conceptual, and I don't think it would be over the head of a bright 13-year old. And if David is interested in trying out some things himself, this site has a set of basic intro programming exercises designed to teach kids Java.

  4. Brilliant! And splitting the money is great incentive for any boy.