[sugar] project idea: Interactive-Sugar-Online-Simulation (ISOS)

Sameer Verma sverma
Thu Nov 15 01:06:10 EST 2007

Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
> Hello,
> I just stumbled across a very interesting comment by Eduardo Montez over 
> on OLPCnews.com 
> (http://www.olpcnews.com/laptops/xo1/olpc_news_100_laptop_fundraising_drive.html):
> "off topic: I just got an idea for showing people what Sugar can do. 
> Some should put up an interactive web site where anyone can sign on for 
> free, and all the people who are using it at any time would be the 
> community and show up on the gui, connected through the server instead 
> of the meshnetwork. That way people could experience the collaborative 
> aspect of Sugar, which is its greatest innovation."
> I certainly think this is an outstanding idea, even though such an 
> implementation is obviously anything but trivial.
> Such a virtual "Interactive-Sugar-Online-Simulation (ISOS)" could 
> potentially act like one of those "web-operating-systems" that have 
> become somewhat popular lately. It would basically allow for children 
> who use a regular Windows PC to use at least some of the innovations and 
> unique features that Sugar provides. So the requirement for being able 
> to benefit from these outstanding developments would shift from "need to 
> have an X0" to "need to have some computer with a browser and internet 
> connectivity".
> What do you think?
> Best regards,
> Christoph
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If its only a mock-up simulation of the Sugar environment, it could be 
done in Flash with some interactivity built in.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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