On 02/12/2008, at 9:32 PM, Russell Standish wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 10:16:27AM +1100, Kim Jones wrote:
>> Genial. Faites-entrer les gosses!!!!!!!!
>> Kim
> Speaking of which, my son who is now 10, but was 8 when I wrote my
> book really got into it. I think he enjoyed the hitchhiker's reference
> a lot, but also got into the multiple universes and the concept of
> quantum immortality. But then he's also into Dr Who.

WHO isn't? The female sidekicks get sillier and sillier though

The multiverse idea has really informed the script-writing for the  
last few series, eh

> Interesting -
> maths is not his passion, although he does alright at it (I explained
> the proof of Pythagorus's theorem to him a couple of years ago and he
> really got it, and he also got the point about sqrt 2 not being
> rational. Surpisingly, the irrationality of root 2 was discussed in
> one of the sci fi books he was reading at the time) - he is more your
> sort Kim. He's into ballet, just took part in the School Spectacular
> last week.

This kid could be something very special Rusty!!

mathematics and dance - crikey!!! What a beautiful mind he has  
already. Don't send him to Cranbrook - I no longer work there anyway

truly average teaching in most subjects - take my word for it

> Maybe I'll ask him for a translation for the rest of us :)

Yes - tell him to keep it nice and simple for me!!

> He's not a
> bad writer by the way - he's done a couple of short story pieces,
> mostly fantasy genre.

Hmmmmmm - make sure he finds out about Lateral Thinking and Edward de  
Bono as soon as possible

If kids get into "possibility thinking" at around his age, it becomes  
a habit of mind.

He's a creative for sure




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