[IAEP] Apple Eases Restrictions On iPhone Developers

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Sun Jun 13 23:07:21 EDT 2010

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Alan Kay <alan.nemo at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 2. Now as to your first question. Let me ask if it is really incumbent on
> me to supply a reading list about one of the most important and influential
> set of technological inventions of all time?
No, but thanks for doing so anyway :)

Why wouldn't people be curious enough (and use one of these technological
> inventions -- the Internet --this is why we invented it!) to find out what
> happened, by whom, how and why?
I am curious, its just that with four kids, and other responsibilities my
main problem is limited time.  Having someone who has thought deeply about
these subjects provide guideposts and suggestions about the questions I
should be thinking about can make me more productive. Your time and thoughts
and GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you,

> ------------------------------
> *From:* Steve Thomas <stevesargon at gmail.com>
> *To:* Alan Kay <alan.nemo at yahoo.com>
> *Cc:* Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>; Bert Freudenberg <
> bert at freudenbergs.de>; IAEP SugarLabs <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>
> *Sent:* Sat, June 12, 2010 10:03:13 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [IAEP] Apple Eases Restrictions On iPhone Developers
> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Alan Kay <alan.nemo at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 2. Have you put in the effort to learn about the psychological,
>> anthropological, neurological and educational sources that were drawn on to
>> invent both personal computing and the "powerful ideas" curricula which have
>> been done and carefully tested over the years? (Hint, most of this
>> information has been published and is readily available ...)
> Do you have a suggested reading list?
>> The deeper scientific questions in soft areas like educational theory and
>> curriculum design have to be concerned first asking important questions, and
>> second with whether all the relevant cases have been identified and
>> considered and factored into the actual designs and experimental
>> methodology. (And I'm a big fan of being really careful and getting real
>> criticism from real peers too)
> What are the important questions?
> Thanks,
> Stephen
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