[Marketing] [Sugar-devel] The future of Sugar on XO-1s

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 17:24:21 EDT 2016

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 5:39 PM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:

> How many kids is Sugar targetting?
> Low millions? Or billions?

A few years ago, I estimated at around 10 million the number of teachers in
classrooms with younger children, and I suggested we target them. Any
teacher-friendly, ultrasimple, reliable setup and maintenance Sugar
solution could work towards that goal. I believe the very simplest and most
reliable is Sugar/GNU preinstalled on rugged hardware (XOs and possible
alternatives). Followed I suppose by Sugar in a browser, then Sugar/GNU in
a VM, bootable Sugar/GNU on a card/stick, finally Sugar installed to a GNU

In my view Sugarizer has a very key role to play - overcoming the
unfamiliarity barrier for teachers. Which could, ironically, boost the
opportunities of the Sugar/GNU solutions.

I do feel that View Source is a key differentiator of Sugar, and I
subscribe to the "low floor, no ceiling" idea.

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