Miles: Daddy, did you know that knights are brave and strong?
Me: Yes, I did know that.
Miles: Yes, but the most important thing is that knights are borrriiiinnnng.
Me: Where did you hear that knights are boring?
Miles: I heard a dragon say it.
A few minutes later he started bring me O’Reilly books (one on bash and another on XML) and asking me to read them to him. Strangely, he didn’t become bored immediately. Then we tried out a few bash commands. Miles can now do arrow-up, and can cat the root crontab and can type
du -h all by himself. I told him he was a Unix Weenie and he went running around the house singing gleefully: “I’m a Unix Weenie! I’m a Unix Weenie!”