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FOSS has only so much value unless it is also Simple.

@deianeira Maybe in a thousand years someone will figure out what simple means

@deianeira fun for kids = simple? I'm not sure if that holds up. I see kids toying around very complex things which are all but simple, nor even accessible. Something can invite play, without being simple.

@neauoire you're right, sometimes I try and wrap a bow around things just cause the iron's hot :)

@neauoire but I do still think young people / those with less exposure to conventional education being able to utilize and meaningfully tinker with a thing with minimal overhead is a goal of mine

@neauoire if only to say: simple for a comp scientist, simple for someone with 10 years recreational experience behind the keyboard, and just simple are different beasts.

@deianeira you might be interested in the concept of creole languages.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creole_l

People who are born within this environment, who are native to this, will have much better mental mappings than those who come into this as a second language.

Your goal should be instead to make things that 80 year olds can use, that will give you a true measure of accessibility.

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