[sugar] Sugar USB testing

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Wed Oct 8 10:44:50 EDT 2008

rihoward1 at gmail.com wrote:
 > To get developers eating dog food with the XO you would need the  
 > following:
 > 1.) The Develop activity completed so it is usable for writing code  
 > 2.) An IMAP client Activity and corresponding IMAP server on a school  

actually, i don't think either of these is "necessary", though
they might be sufficient for some people to get them to use
their XO more.

i may have been misleading in my earlier mail:  i don't use the
XO for everything -- not even close.  like most professionals i
set high standards for my tools, and the XO doesn't meet a lot of
those standards (e.g., speed, capacity, UI flexibility -- not to
mention the keyboard :-).  but it does some things very well, and
i use my XO for things that are appropriate to its capabilities: 
i use it if i want to be connected while in the sun in the
backyard.  i took it on vacation as my only laptop, because it's
so small.  i tranfer all the email (and irc logs, and Weekend
reports) that appear overnight onto my XO, and read them on the
bus or subway on my way to the office in the morning -- where
e-book mode is very convenient.

i'll bet most people could choose one or two daily tasks and
force themselves to use the XO for those activities.  the main
thing is to get yourself out of the debug/test/reload cycle, and
see what it means to actually use the machine.

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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