[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SoaS] The Future of Sugar on a Stick

Yamandu Ploskonka yamaplos at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 19:29:26 EDT 2009

With all due respect, I see this is a great idea, but a little late and 
a sort of unfunded mandate, uh?

This should and should have been funded with G1G1 money at the very 
least, or even with some desperate fundraising.  Such a group doing such 
a vital thing will not happen "for free" unless there is clear and 
consistent support for the idea from up high, and you and I know very 
well that "teacher and classroom experience" are seen up in the clouds 
as a minor issue at best, as a nuisance often.

I like it you read my blog, and I certainly hope this does come to pass 
as you word it, for I believe real success will not happen until this is 
well taken care of and becomes central to "the mission".


BTW, the OLPCorps list?

> I would find it a refreshing counterpoint to have a group in this
> ecosystem focused on maintaining a toolchain that first prioritizes
> the overall teacher and classroom experience, and second prioritizes
> hardware, OS, and software details.  Some of its core releases /
> components / packages (for instance, a new social & procedural system
> for getting help or processing feedback) might not involve a single
> transistor or line of code.
> SJ

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