Big Brothers/Big Sisters is one of the outfits who sponsors kids for Never_Stop Learning's Computer for Kids program. Several months ago, we gave one of these Computer-for-Kids computers, loaded with VL 6.0, to Sue (not her real name), a "Little." Her "Big," Laura (also not her real name), does not use a computer, nor does anyone else in her family. Sue, 13 years old, does not have access to the internet at her home. When Sue picked up her computer, she was very tentative in, best I could tell, all aspects of computers, whatever the brand. I did not hold out any hope and figured the computer would soon become a door-stop. Sue could not get online to access Stretchedthin's how-to videos. She had no one to help her.
I gather Sue got a used Lexmark (2600 if I recall) printer for Christmas. She was unable to hook it up. Laura called me and asked if I would try to help. I agreed and Sue and Laura came over, with computer and printer, a couple of days after Christmas.
When they got here, I was impressed at how much Sue knew about Vector Linux. She had obviously spent hours and hours learning every aspect of VL 6.0 (including Blender and Simutrans, which we load on the computers before giving them out). Actually "impressed" doesn't really capture the feelings I had when I saw how much Sue had learned. "Amazed" is a better word. Turned out the problem was no ink in the black cartridge.
Hate to admit it, but never_stop_learning is on to something here.