[IAEP] For Sugar Everywhere, Google-ize!

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 09:49:59 EST 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:32 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net> wrote:
> This seems to me to be a red herring.  What does connectivity have to do
> with your choice of OS?

While technically possible to write all sort of sw yourself, you
choose an OS based on the affordances it offers.

The OSs being discussed (Android, ChromeOS) have very strong
assumptions about ubiquitous connectivity to the internet and the role
of the device (network client, not peer, not server).

With enough work and time you may be able to provide all the missing
bits and fix the broken libraries and APIs. You might even rewrite the
apps in the app store to work without connectivity.

 martin.langhoff at gmail.com
 martin at laptop.org -- Software Architect - OLPC
 - ask interesting questions
 - don't get distracted with shiny stuff  - working code first
 - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff

More information about the IAEP mailing list