sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Sep 16 11:57:58 EDT 2008
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 2:02 AM, Martin Sevior <msevior at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>> Martin Langhoff wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> The other sad thing is that the spreading of FUD and misinformation is
>>>> already rampant. This is just a pilot. But we need to rally around
>>>> FOSS and Sugar and make sure that the signal emerges from the noise.
>>> Yes. 55K Sugar/GNU/Linux machines are being shipped every month to
>>> kids. A tiny pilot is run with Windowsas the OS and... "OMG! End of
>>> teh World!" cry the sensationalist journos.
> Just remember that Journos are paid by the number of people who read
> their stuff. My day job has me involved in the ATLAS experiment on the
> LHC. All the sensationalist stuff about the LHC destroying the
> Universe has probably substantially increased our profile although it
> was really annoying to see obvious bad Science disseminated to people.
> I think "we", that is sugar-labs, can use this to our advantage by
> writing counter-point articles about the ground breaking UI we already
> have as well as the 55 K/month shipments to children.
> So the point is that there is a strong counter-story about sugar-labs
> and the current shipments. We need to make sure that story gets out
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
Just posted this: http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/562 Should show up
on the planet feed shortly.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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