[sugar] OLPC's bizarre behaviors

Karl Ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Fri May 23 11:11:48 EDT 2008

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 23.05.2008, at 06:34, Alex Belits wrote:
>> Right, it's to make a "big announcement" that addresses none of those
>> questions, and provides no information that is going to be relevant to
>> the public for at least two years (and likely longer because  
>> development
>> timeframe sounds pretty unrealistic in the absence of massive  
>> volunteer
>> support).
>> If I was anywhere close to OLPC management I would recommend to avoid
>> any announcements before they can clearly and unambiguously announce
>> some kind of position and plans for continuing development of the
>> current project that can be seriously taken as immutable for the
>> foreseeable future. Especially announcements that require 3D mockups  
>> in
>> place of actual prototypes.
> Well, if this happened behind closed doors then people would demand to  
> make it known ;)
> But seriously, the new design needs to be anticipated by the developer  
> community, development from now on should take into account the future  
> hardware directions. So I for one hope that developers will be  
> informed of anticipated hardware changes as early as possible. And  
> hopefully even early enough to give feedback.
> - Bert -
A little off topic here, but I saw this cool video on how to make a 
cheap multi touch input device:
With this, one could start experimenting with features and possible 
issues such a device brings up.


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