Congrats Geoff !


Congrats to Geoff on a lovely new born.. Samantha ๐Ÿ™‚


Of course being the ubber geek Geoff is, he let us all know in the Ausdotnet mailing list last night along with his win a T-Shirt submission:


So I just got to ask.. Is Samantha is going to TechEd ?  Will Geoff start her coding ?  If he does, I imagine he will start her off in C# at least until her vocabulary skills develop.  After all C# is really well suited for infant programmers, it even comes with wizards to add methods to classes.  She could put on an Elvis jumpsuit and dance to the wiggles, while saying what a 1337 Hack3r she is… Oh sooo cute ๐Ÿ˜‰

Then as she matures and understands words, and gains the ability to understand concepts like abstraction, “object orientated”, then clearly, it would be time to move her onto VB. 

But although C# is clearly the language for the script kiddies out there, would it possibly stunt her development ? Hmmm… it might .  Oh such weighty decisions Geoff has to make ๐Ÿ˜‰



2 Comments so far

  1.   Geoff Appleby on July 27th, 2005          

    *laughs* very cool man, very cool.

    You make some good points.

    I’m going to have to think long and hard about this. My other daughter is almost 4. I’ve been refraining from teaching her to code because of the language issue – I hadn’t even considered using C# as a temp substitute!

    Possibly it would do more harm than good – we shall see how it goes over time. smile

  2.   Bill McCarthy on July 27th, 2005          

    congrats man !!! smile