So what do you suggest?
Give a little code to get them started.
Something they can run and that almost does what they need.
Encourage them to try and adapt it; or explain the problems they have doing so.
Encourage their participation; not drive them elsewhere.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
In reply to Re^4: how to access elements in perl (for the naysayers)