[Squeakland] I want to introduce squeakland to my Chinese friends

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Sun Apr 9 08:47:30 PDT 2006

Oh,.... well, we have the same problem in the US at very deep levels ....




.At 08:12 AM 4/9/2006, Jim Ford wrote:
>Alan Kay wrote:
>>Hi Jim --
>>Squeak runs exactly the same on more than 25 platforms, including MS.
>Hi Alan.
>What I actually meant was MS apps. - Word, Excel, Powerpoint and I.E.. 
>Most members of staff are scarcely aware that anything else exists, and 
>have so little understanding of computers that they can't even imagine a 
>need for anything else. I don't think this attitude is uncommon in U.K. 
>secondary schools and is largely due to schools needing to 'deliver the 
>curriculum', and pressure to perform well in published exam 'league 
>tables'. It probably also helps explain why the U.K. continues to slide 
>into seedy decline! If  Britain wasn't a 'nation of shopkeepers' in 
>Napoleon's day, then it certainly is now - factories being pulled down and 
>supermarkets being built in their places!
>Jim Ford

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