[IAEP] For Sugar Everywhere, Google-ize!

Chris Ball cjb at laptop.org
Wed Feb 16 21:46:04 EST 2011


   > Stepping back for a moment, the key question is: how can we get
   > Sugar out of the window manager and network manager and activity
   > update and UI toolkit business, where it's just not keeping up
   > (and wasting our efforts), and concentrate on the stuff we're all
   > really here for: enabling kids to learn and explore and share?
   > How much can we strip away and still have Sugar? 

I agree that this is the right question.  I think we can strip
everything *other* than:

* Can be appropriated -- translated, modified, discussed.
  => A "view source" key
     The ability to modify apps
     The ability to run your modified apps
     The ability to reuse a document created in one app inside other apps

* encourages creation rather than mere consumption of content.
  => Strong authoring tools for:
     Written documents
     Vector and bitmap graphics

* encourages joint collaboration and sharing.
  => Sharing documents and messages between users
     Real-time synchronous collaboration between users
     High-level synchronization of data structures à la groupthink

What do folks think -- did I miss anything important?  Did I list
anything that doesn't deserve to be listed?


- Chris.
Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child

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