Are there any folks on the Squeak list who are either ...

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at
Wed Jul 3 09:22:03 PDT 2002

Thom --

I don't know of any, but it would be a very interesting collection of 
venues to investigate.

Currently, we think that most people need a fairly detailed guide 
about projects, the system, the significance, etc. There are 
interesting real-estate limitations and other distractions from 
today's screens that make creating a separate "good old paper" book 
about this to be a worthwhile project. We're in the process of doing 
this over the summer, and will start sharing drafts of several 
documents in a few months. In any case, we will also supply this 
material as active essays online.

Given our pretty successful school year just completed, I think the 
biggest gap to be closed right now is to give more people more of the 
information and context they need to start trying this stuff for 

P.S. We are also very interested in home-schoolers, who also use 
libraries and online a lot ....




At 10:08 AM -0500 7/3/02, Thom Kevin Gillespie wrote:
>librarians or working with libraries with Squeak in any fashion? Any
>libraries have Squeak installed on machines? Usually public libraries are
>very reluctant to install anything they can't explain down to cds which
>have odd installation requirements. I'm guessing there might be some school
>libraries which might have Squeak installed. Any folks with grants using
>Squeak for media literacy projects?
>This is for an article tentatively called 'The Importance of Illiteracy.'
>Magazine is the Library Journal, circ of about 25,000.
>Thanks, Thom
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