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Tue Sep 25 10:01:34 EDT 2007

"The PC Must Be Revamped-Now"  (February 14, 2007),1217,a=200162,00.asp

OLPC XO must be your best bet to see your dream come true, yes ?

In that article, there was a mention to Squeak as "an object-oriented operating
system" and another "operating system for children" :


Squeak, an object-oriented operating system and authoring environment, is
actually the Xerox PARC Smalltalk operating system, upgraded to 32-bit graphics
with other things added. My research group at Apple did it about ten years ago,
because we were afraid that Java wasn't going to be compatible from computer to
computer. Because we made our own software tools at Xerox PARC, and we had some
of the same people who had done these tools, we decided we'd be much safer if we
just made our own vehicle. At Viewpoints and Hewlett-Packard, we built an
operating system for children, and also did many experiments in user-interface
design and built new kinds of object models and other kinds of things called


I am utterly confused with the terminology here. 

Squeak is an OOOS, built on top of SOS? 
What makes it so?
(or did you mean SqueakNOS, NOT Squeak ?)

What is this "Children Operating System" ?
Is it built on top of Squeak OOOS ? 
(It isn't Etoys, is it?)

Was it your original vision that Smalltalk 
be Children Programming Language ?

Is this COS written in the CPL ?

Would you please elaborate on this COS. 
It sounds very interesting.
It is especially so in the context of OLPC.


SOS stands for  Suckers' Operating Systems 
(like Bluebottle, Fedora, Leopard, Vista ... ;-)

> At 07:42 PM 11/10/2007, SmallSqueak wrote:
> >Hi Alan,
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: squeak-dev-bounces at [mailto:squeak-dev-
> > > bounces at] On Behalf Of Alan Kay
> > > Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 9:33 AM
> > > To: jg at; Bert Freudenberg
> > > Cc: Squeakland list; etoys; The general-purpose Squeak developers list
> > > Subject: Re: [Etoys] OLPC mass production started
> > >
> > > Yay!
> > >
> > > Cheers to all!
> > >
> > > Alan
> > >
> >
> >I searched for "One Laptop Per Child Hero" and expected to see your name
> or
> >Negroponte.
> >
> >To my dismay, Google returned a complete stranger to me, Masi Oka.
> >
> >Do you know why OLPC appointed Masi Oka, an actor and special effects
> >specialist, as its Global Ambassador to sell its 400US$ "Give One Get One"
> >computers.
> >
> >Is the campaign "Give One Get One" the hero's idea?
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >PhiHo.

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