LyX for Kids

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 by hinrich


My oldest son has to write a first small working paper. He is eight years old. Of course, his school is using Microsoft Word.

This made me wonder: The purpose of a computer is to make your life easier and take over work from you whenever possible. Why do we still teach kids the old way of writing documents? Maybe because there is no alternative?

There is LyX. However, it is unusual to work with, but - thanks to the magic of LaTeX - actually does a better job in helping you structure your work, focus on writing and still get a professionally looking result.

Therefore I suggest to develop a new simple front end to get kids (grown ups are already too much biased to the MS Word way) started onto this better way of writing documents.

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