[IAEP] For Sugar Everywhere, Google-ize!
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:
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 Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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