[Squeakland] Re: A Hero for OLPC [kids should be ambassadors soon!]

karl karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Mon Nov 12 08:29:35 PST 2007

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007, at 6:54 , ax wrote:
>> On Nov 11, 2007 3:51 PM, Blake <blake at kingdomrpg.com> wrote:
>>> ...all those who are pursuing the OLPC goals are heroic in their way...
>>> ...Having said that, it probably was just a play on the fact that 
>>> he's on
>>> "Heroes" and apparently has quite a cult following.
>> Once XO machines reach kids, we should expect OLPC folks taking video
>> footage of kids really doing something with them - and those great
>> footage would go around the globe - right? Kids themselves become
>> proof - ambassadors.
>> So that much of the degenerated (er, for example, tv watching) adults
>> and teachers and geeks would sit up straight and say
>> "okay, we have to live bit differently from now on. we have to use
>> computers in bit more worthwhile, thoughtful ways."
>> (no? revolution won't arrive that way?
>> ...it might come a little earlier if we make kids ambassadors. Or
>> that's too cheap? )
> There is quite some material about the XOs in kids hands already. You 
> can read on the Wiki about the pilot schools, for example:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
> Here is a nice one:
> http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/07/25/inside-one-laptop-per-child-episode-04/ 
>> ax at still don't understand why Squeak website has no section made and
>> run by kids(or youth)!
> Because it takes a lot of effort to maintain. I agree there should be 
> one, yes. 
I guess we could make one. Are there any kids out there that want to do 
this ?
I think a better way to go is to look at what Scratch has accomplished  
with their  page at scratch.mit.edu.
 That is the kind of page etoy needs.

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