[IAEP] [Marketing] OLPC rules out Windows for XO-3

C. Scott Ananian cscott at cscott.net
Thu Jun 3 14:38:52 EDT 2010

Yeah, that kind of thinking is why I worry that you will fail utterly.

On Thursday, June 3, 2010, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On 06/03/2010 01:45 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>> My suggestion would be to first convene a "ground up rethink" of what
>> a touch-based Sugar could be.
> ...
>>  The result should be a
>> *book*, which describes the ideal UI.  That will be the long term
>> (think, next decade!) goals for Sugar.
> That's a nice idea, but we have a deadline.  In a year or less, OLPC needs
> a release-quality OS build for touch-screen tablet.  People can also
> engage in some long-term dreaming, but OLPC cannot wait for it.
> Getting to something _good_ in a year is going to happen by incremental
> improvement, even if there were real money available for development (and
> I haven't heard of any big $$ so far).  The immediate interesting question
> to me is whether that incremental improvement is best started from current
> Sugar, or whether there is something to be gained by starting from Meego,
> or some other effort.
> --Ben

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