Static site feedback: About page copy rewrite draft
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Fri Mar 6 04:40:04 EST 2009
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 22:35, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking good. I think we are very close to Release.
> * I think sticking to "almost one-million children worldwide in over
> 40 countries" is tighter than "more than 750,000 children worldwide in
> over 40 countries, with 900,000 projected by the end of 2009" and
> within reason in terms of expressing an estimation.
And maybe 1.5 millions by June?
Though it's not sure Sugar (or Linux) will be in all of them?
> * I liked your earlier suggestion about mentioning i18n. Maybe
> Sayamindu can give an accurate estimate there, but the Sugar Fructose
> is over 67% complete in 26 languages.
> * is "Intel Macs" the correct phrase?
> * s^which^that (at least in my Style Book)
> * should we mention that the collaboration does not require Internet access?
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>> * 750,000 <> one-million (homepage number) so I fudged by stating a
>> projection. But this inconsistency needs to be squared away.
>> * added an age range... ballpark?
>> * harped on Activities
>> * boosted collaborative aspect
>> * mentioned compatibility with old/slow PCs... the bane of every teacher
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>> What is Sugar?
>> The Sugar Learning Platform is a computer environment composed of
>> Activities designed to help children from 6 to 12 years of age learn
>> together through rich-media expression. 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 more than 750,000 children
>> worldwide in over 40 countries, with 900,000 projected by the end of
>> 2009. Sugar provides the means to help people lead fulfilling lives
>> through access to a quality education that is currently missed by so
>> many. Originally developed for the revolutionary One Laptop per Child
>> XO-1 netbook, Sugar can run on small and slow PCs—often the case in
>> the classroom. Sugar is now packaged as part of most major GNU/Linux
>> distributions and is compatible with Intel Macs using virtualization.
>> A liveCD which does not touch the existing hard disk installation is
>> available; a liveUSB stick which can run on most PCs is under active
>> Why Sugar?
>> Sugar sets aside the traditional "office-desktop" metaphor and,
>> through its Activities, engages even the youngest learners in the use
>> of computation as a powerful “thing to think with.” They quickly
>> become proficient in using the computer as a tool to engage in
>> authentic problem-solving. Moreover, most Sugar Activities can be
>> shared by learners between machines—children learn as a group, not as
>> a collection of individual users. Sugar users develop skills that help
>> them in all aspects of life.
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>> Sugar community of users and developers and establish regional,
>> autonomous “Sugar Labs” around the world to tailor Sugar to local
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