At least he's driven, I suppose; I wouldn't want the world to lose out on the self-eating vegetable (an invention that children the world over consider deserving of a Nobel Prizr for Everything Ever) purely because the inventor was distracted by cracking wise about the Legolas-related contents of some fangirl's fevered imagination.
Still, one assumes he has at least a certain level of computer literacy. Sell it to him thus: no matter how many times you win your Quizbowl or how many strains of bacteria you force to bounce around on a hot spring (there may have been something lost in transmission there), no employer will touch you with a ten-foot pole if you're not fluent and adept with computers. Hell, microbiology makes them even more important; predictive algorithms'll be how most of the advances he'll be making will be modeled in the first place, and if he doesn't know how to code them then he's very much up a certain creek without paddles, a canoe, or even a conk-mounted clothes peg.
Then again, what do I know. I'm the kind of sad sack who's soon to embark on a Creative Writing MA... that I've got onto despite not having any previous qualifications in English after GCSE-level. And I got on that course almost solely with the aid of Friend Computer.
teach him to play paranoia. do eet. dooo eeeeeeeet.
This has been: Parenting Tips from the Twenty-Four-Year-Old Limey who Wants Children Slightly Less than Terminal Scrotal Cancer. You're very welcome. =]
I've tried to get him to look at the PPC, but he's a total luddite. If the school didn't require him to use the school issued laptop, he would barely even touch a computer. He's not on social media,... more
That is rather peculiar. Scapegrace,Fri Apr 14 5:49am