[sugar] Give a Laptop, Change the World : G1G1 2008
Wed Oct 8 13:45:30 EDT 2008
On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 1:05 PM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
>> >> I prefer "the Sugar learning platform"
> And my laundress prefers "fabric revitalization consultant".
> Sugar isn't about learning. Sugar is a user interface. It draws
I find your first statement wholly contestable. Moreover, the two
(user interface, learning; or, stated differently, what Sugar /is/ and
what Sugar /is about/) are by no means mutually exclusive. If any one
of us thought that Sugar was nothing more than a different way to draw
some stuff on a screen, why would we bother? The Sugar interface, as
with all interfaces (or, good ones), provides a means to an end; Our
end is learning.
> icons and decorations on the screen, starts and stops programs, and
> lets you turn control knobs. The things Sugar competes with aren't
> learning platforms, they're user interfaces, like Gnome or Hildon.
That really depends on who's judging the competition, or perhaps,
who's even holding one. I don't much care to compete with Gnome.
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