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Guiding a 14 year old nephew on building his own computer
On 27/08/2020 05:37, s wrote:
My nephew is 14 and living in another state who wants to build his own
I sent following YouTube videos for him to watch and learn how to do it.
My first PC was an office hand-me-down.
MFM was one card, serial another. 512k of memory.
Upgrades were junk parts from secondhand shops.
Learnt coding rather than killing aliens
Modern PC's are like Lego, but once assembled it's assembled.
Where's the fun in that?
Yeah, buy as a consumer and play IT tech - but take the big picture and
go beyond just installing Windows 10 and zapping Aliens. I'd suggest he
also sets up a second rig (ex-cooporate desktop) and gets some network
configuration interest like containers, virtualisation, servers,
security, data forensics, small board computers, phone firmware dev etc...
Or something creative - art, electronics, video, music.
Or something supportive - learn the skills how to help others, study an
IT course, etc ...
Otherwise you may as well have bought him a PlayStation, to watch his
educational chances and future employment opportunities diminish (unless
post-covid, attacking aliens becomes our next doom worry)
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