I love being a dad.
Me and the kids have a sort of long term game of ‘tick’ going on. It’s called the ‘boink’ and you pass it on by prodding the person with a finger while (completely unselfconsciously saying “Boink”).
Anyway, I ’Boink’ed Alex (son, 11 years old, total geek) he turned round and said something like….
“Getting the boink makes me annoyed and being annoyed is something I don’t like”
Well, being the geekdad that I am, I went into a bit of a talk about how he had just expressed a syllogism, then explained what it was, and why it is important and finally, tried to give a bit of background between declarative and imperative computer languages and that syllogisms form the basis of a programming language called Prolog.
Then, I got my copy of ‘Programming in Prolog’ off the top shelf and gave that to him to have a browse through. specifically saying it was just to show what prolog was like, not expecting him to DO anything.
Love being a geekdad.