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

Jimmie Houchin jhouchin at
Wed Jul 3 12:52:05 PDT 2002

I am a home-schooling father of 8. I would love to see the home-school 
community adopt Squeak and use it to create home-schooling educational 
materials. There is little educational software I see that could be done 
as well and better in a living interactive system like Squeak.

As I get more up to speed on Squeak and passed a few current projects I 
hope to actively promote Squeak to home-schoolers.

My oldest son (13) is currently going thru the Object-land (yellow) 
Squeak book. After that I'll send him thru the white book. He is very 
interested in Squeak and just enjoys playing around in it.

I have not yet taken him to any of the Squeakland pages or materials.

I have pretty good influence at our smalltown public library. At one 
point I did all of the computer tech support, installed software, did 
backups, maintained hardware, setup network, etc. We have a new 
librarian and I no longer do such, but never-the-less I have their 
respect. My employer is also the President of the Library board.

For a smalltown (1700+ pop) library we are doing quite well. About 
30,000 volumes and close to a dozen computers, a few of which are solely 
for staff. The library also has a t1 line (I think).

Jimmie Houchin

Alan Kay wrote:
> P.S. We are also very interested in home-schoolers, who also use 
> libraries and online a lot ....
> Cheers,
> Alan
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