On Sat, 20 Oct 2001 04:38, Jimmy Thrasher wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm considering teaching a young person (13-year-old) how to program using
> Ruby.  Has anybody tried to do this?  Are there any resources?  I remember
> when Python was new there were people discussing how they were teaching
> their children how to program, so if any of you have done that, it would be
> a great resource to me.

Although it's not Ruby, my son - then 11 - and I have had some success playing
around with Squeak Smalltalk. The interactivity offered by the e-toys at 
http://www.squeakland.org/ is a great way to start off getting across OO 
principles. Needs a fairly modern computer.