[Olpc-open] Academics et al.

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Dec 5 08:53:34 EST 2007

On Dec 5, 2007, at 14:15 , Ed Montgomery wrote:

> Squeak, eh? :-)  Now you have jumped from 'software'
> to programming language.  I.e. you have jumped from OS
> preference to programming language preference.

Ed, sorry, but this just shows that you don't have a clue about  
Squeak or Etoys.

It's not just a programming language, it is a full graphical  
operating system (it runs on bare hardware in fact) just as the early  
Smalltalks did.

If you actually looked at the links provided by Yoshiki, you might  
have noticed. In particular, how such a system encourages exploration  
and learning.

And I think nobody would deny that Sugar and Squeak share a lot of  
vision. The choice of programming language is secondary (although  
Pyhtonistas and Squeakers agree that a dynamic, late-bound  
environment is a Good Thing).

- Bert -

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