[Marketing] Nicholas Negroponte quote: Sugar as OS was 'mistake'
Thomas C Gilliard
satellit at bendbroadband.com
Thu Jul 23 14:20:42 EDT 2009
I thought the quote on the link
> *Sugar as OS was 'mistake'*
> SINGAPORE--Putting a crank-shaft on the XO laptop was a mistake, but
> the biggest mistake was not having Sugar run as an application "on a
> vanilla Linux laptop", said OLPC founder and chairman Nicholas
> "Sugar should have been an application [residing] on a normal
> operating system," he told ZDNet Asia in an interview. "But what we
> did...was we had Sugar do the power management, we had Sugar do the
> wireless management--it became sort of an omelet. The Bios talked
> directly with Sugar, so Sugar became a bit of a mess."
> Negroponte added: "It should have been much cleaner, like the way they
> offer [it] on a stick
> <http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/software/0,39044164,62055525,00.htm> now."
> The availability of the Sugar interface via a USB could possibly
> herald a "naked" XO laptop in future, said Negroponte, currently on
> leave from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
NOT that sugar was a mistake....
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