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Learning Linux: Who’s Teaching Whom?

I’m speaking of those who don’t know how to use a mouse correctly; senior folk who come into our HeliOS Project classroom to get one-on-one assistance with basic computer skills. They grasp the mouse with fingertips only, while slowly and haltingly trying to push the cursor to its target. They do so timidly and with guarded purpose, as if a wrong move or gesture will result in thermonuclear holocaust, focused so intently on this simple task that they become oblivious of their surroundings.