[OLPC-Games] OLPC-Games : making the XO attractive for a youngquebecois
tekelsey at gmail.com
tekelsey at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 12:10:00 EDT 2007
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Want to dream text-based games that are dna for 2d and 3d. For accessibility?
Want to dream a cereal maker to make xo cereal? Proceeds go non profit(np).
Want to dream alphabet dna soup cereal so kids can learn about genes and why mommy is not feeling well or daddy punched wall real hard?
Want to remember slashdot man who has cheap solar, some post like 1 dollar per cell? U Know? I know web well can help him incite.
Want to remember engineer know energy make merry go round generator or if exist help make cheaper? Dual purpose with well merry gorounds that do exist. Know engineer?
Want to dream free xo page, xospace.org, where visitors can dream, and angel tickets are available. So anyone can sign up. The rich, the poor, the blind, the deaf, the mute, the dumb, the smart, the lame. All are welcome?
Would anyone like to come out today?
If so I have a game to play.
say "Y" in email then hit send.
Reply to all? No no I say
for spam has had its naughty way
and maps are what we play today
- Dr.Fun (c :
From: Yves Moisan <ymoisan at cooptel.qc.ca>
Subj: [OLPC-Games] OLPC-Games : making the XO attractive for a youngquebecois
Date: Mon Oct 8, 2007 10:21 am
To: Games for the OLPC <games at lists.laptop.org>; toronto-dev at lists.laptop.org
I'll abuse this list (and the cc'ed Toronto-dev list) a bit since for
now it's my only entry point in the OLPC project, so please redirect
this email to whatever other OLPC list it may belong to. This is going
to be a somewhat lengthy post. Please bear with me.
A bit of context first. I heard about the OLPC first through Alan Kay's
keynote at Europython 2006 and then through Eben Moglen's keynote at the
Plone Conference 2006 in Seattle, thanx to video footage of those two
events. I remember being thrilled by the very motives of the project
and then I was startled by the level of intelligent technology in the XO
per se. When I heard of the Give 1 Get 1 initiative through a recent
slashdot post, I wrote an email to the OLPC project (some info@ address
I believe) asking some questions about the usability of the XO for my
son. We live in Sherbrooke, Québec (Canada) a city of about 125 000
souls south-east of Montréal. Like most schoolboards in our rich
country that can't afford to provide computers to kids, computers in
classrooms are scarce : 4 machines for 54 pupils in the case of my
11-year old son's classroom. The school provides a small "lab" with
10-15 machines, but overall access to computing facilities is hard.
So here I am, trying to sell the XO to my son. From what I heard of
him, all they do on their classroom computers is the odd search on the
internet and some writing. I haven't heard of any collaborative work or
game playing in the classroom. On the other hand, what he does at home
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