[Squeakland] Looking for good souls

Markus Gaelli gaelli at emergent.de
Sun Apr 23 02:59:35 PDT 2006

On Apr 23, 2006, at 11:16 AM, francois schnell wrote:

>> On 23/04/06, Markus Gaelli <gaelli at emergent.de> wrote:
>> I also think it is important not to end up with a plethora of lists,
>> so my suggestion is to reuse squeakland for also posing and answering
>> basic smalltalk questions.
>> - Kim, would it be ok to ask smalltalk questions on squeakland?
>> I think one factor of the success of the french squeak list, is that
>> it focuses on education, be it with etoys or smalltalk.
> I actually think it would be a bad  idea  to mix using etoys  
> questions with finding your way in the class browser (not the same  
> thing, not the same targeted audience).
> Concerning the french Squeak-list, which is a good list, if you  
> look closely you won't see a lot people actually *learning*  
> smalltalk : giving example of problem they have with their code,  
> asking for help, etc.
> For the moment the Squeak lists reflect its community state.
> Apart from Squeakland  (for etoys), Squeak is  orientated  research/ 
> hackers which is OK   but I believe it *needs" students/teachers/ 
> people *learning* Squeak to produce useful tools-apps (not mainly  
> research ones)

Exactly. With you, Hillaire, Stef, Serge and others we have these  
educational but still technical people in the french list - as there  
are some willing and helpful old time squeakers like Scott, Bert,  
Yoshiki and others in squeakland.

So I actually don't understand why we should not strive to get all  
this people together who are interested in Squeak as a learning  
platform, be it for smalltalk, etoys and the rest of the universe -  
as long as there is some interest to keep squeakland of course.

I don't think we are enough to allow us to split into more and more  
subgroups, think about the currently quite quiet lists of tweak and  
Instead we better join forces in some "squeak and learning" list, and  
isn't that what squeakland is all about?

Please reply to squeakland also, there is not too much traffic on it  
Or maybe neither you nor Stef are registered there, which I'd find a  
bit strange ;-)



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