[Olpc-open] reading books...

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at cesmail.net
Tue Dec 11 23:58:14 EST 2007

Sameer Verma wrote:
> I hope we eventually graduate to the possibility of
> *writing* books via the XO. Children have great imagination and would be
> a great source for short stories.
>>From the article:
> "The storyteller is deep inside everyone of us. The story-maker is
> always with us. Let us suppose our world is attacked by war, by the
> horrors that we all of us easily imagine. Let us suppose floods wash
> through our cities, the seas rise . . . but the storyteller will be
> there, for it is our imaginations which shape us, keep us, create us -
> for good and for ill. It is our stories that will recreate us, when we
> are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker,
> the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and
> at our most creative."
> Perhaps the "inanities" of the Internet will help create the new
> storyteller, dream-maker, myth-maker.

And poet, painter, composer, mathematician, humorist ...

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