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My 5 Year Old Built a Computer

Sunday, October 23, 2005

My 5 year old was sick of seeing me build different computers and while I was out, decided to make her own box. Looks like she is off to a good start, with the 20" flat panel display-actually, it kind of looks like the new iMac G5? She did however tell me that the first icon on her computer was none other than Firefox!

Here is a shot of her workstation. The inclusion of the mint tin as a mouse was pretty ingenious (do I smell a mod here?). And that sidebar? She doesn't know anyone with a left sidebar!


The more I think about it, maybe she is running OSX on an Apple. I will have to check out her school computers. She told me the other day that now she needs a cubicle.


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posted by aL, 9:21 AM

33 Comments:

lol! thats is too cute and too awesome! She's gonna be an awesome modder some day! ... perhaps she was able to put OSX into the PC ;)
commented by Anonymous VFX2, 11:22 AM  
That's ad-orable. My hats off to you and the wife. You have a little genius on your hands.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:24 AM  
that is freaking awesome!
btw, this is now on digg.com
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:27 AM  
The kid should be using Linux!
And where's his porn stash? You gotta watch out for that..
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:29 AM  
Is that TUX I see when you turn the monitor upside down :)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:31 AM  
you made it on digg.com's frontpage. Give your daughter a pat on the back.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:48 AM  
notice that even a 5 year old can put the number keys in the right order (0 before 1).
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:50 AM  
Very cute. Anything that encourages imagination and learning in kids is cool in my book.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:52 AM  
wireless mouse, that's neat
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 12:09 PM  
How Much For One Of Those Things?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 12:18 PM  
Today a computer builder, tomorrow an eBay seller.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 12:48 PM  
Hey, thanks to all for the heads up on this being on digg. She is totally excited and still seriously wants a cubicle in her room now.
commented by Blogger aL, 2:08 PM  
Excuse me but...this computer won't work. It's made out of paper.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:25 AM  
It works just fine in her mind! And probably the only thing missing from her mind is - no, not porn you ijits - binary arithmetic. But there's plenty time for that later.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:12 PM  
Haha! That is awesome!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 7:09 PM  
Find her a bigger box and let her build her own cubicle. Remind her all cubicles should have pictures of family and friends. She is pretty smart she probably already knows that though.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2:07 PM  
i knew your kid was a pretty smart cookie! now put her to work, teach her what a cookie is in computer lingo, and you won't have to work another day in your life! just kidding! lots of love to lily!
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nothing wrong with a monopoly, i heart pc
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