new Home Page text?

Walter Bender walter.bender at
Sat Feb 28 09:36:51 EST 2009

In keeping with some of your thoughts about reworking the home page, I
hobbled together some new text--hopefully not all meaningless jargon.
Hey marketing team, we could use some feedback.


The Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through
rich-media expression. It is an alternative to the ubiquitous
"desktop" metaphor that has dominated computing since the 1970s. (We
are motivated in part by the observation that children are not office
workers and nothing in their future will resemble office work from
30-years ago.) Sugar is the core component of a worldwide effort to
provide every child with the opportunity for a quality education—it is
currently used by almost one-million children worldwide.

Many schools have invested in computers for their classrooms and an
increasing number of households also have computers, but to date the
impact of this investment on our children's learning has been
marginal. With the Sugar Learning Platform, we can recoup that
investment by engaging children in the "hard fun" of critical
thinking, which is at the heart of a quality education. Originally
developed for the One Laptop per Child XO-1 netbook, Sugar is now runs
on most computers.

[some statement to invite them in to the site to learn more?]


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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