tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Fri Sep 12 03:17:16 EDT 2008
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:40 PM, Erik Garrison <erik at laptop.org> wrote:
> Firstly, insofar as the hierarchical filesystem is a worldwide standard
> for human-computer interface, it is something which is useful to teach
> students. So it seems like a very useful activity.
AFAIK, kids have been able for a long time to learn about organizing
information hierarchically without access to hierarchical file
systems. But most of the ones who actually use such a system, even
when they grow up, end up using the files-in-folders system in a very
inefficient way (from personal, direct observation of people who are
not IT professionals).
> Secondly, from a utility perspective... Have you ever tried to move a
> file out of the Journal and onto a USB flash drive? Then change the
> name... Or maybe put such a file into a specific directory on the flash
This is scheduled to be "fixed" on the next Sugar release.
> If we don't want the journal to behave this way then perhaps the best
> place to put the functionality is in another activity. Bundle seems to
> have sensible overlap with this problem space.
May be something sensible to do while we really fix the underlying problem.
> When I was in Uruguay more teachers asked me about issues with the
> Journal than anything else. I keep poking on this issue to remind
> people that it's not going away in the field.
Could you please tell us more about the issues reported?
Thank a lot,
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