[Olpc-open] [sugar] [Grassroots-l] G1G1 Pre-installed Activities Request for Help Testing

rihoward1 at gmail.com rihoward1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 16:06:38 EDT 2008

Sameer thanks for making the spreadsheet world  editable
By the way how are you defining the following terms:-

Child Utility
Technical Utility
Grown-up utility
Lines of code

Good definitions of these terms noted in the spreadsheet will reduce  

Nothing like ambiguity to cause misunderstanding.

On Sep 21, 2008, at 12:11 PM, Sameer Verma wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:59 PM, rihoward1 at gmail.com
> <rihoward1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 21, 2008, at 11:12 AM, Sameer Verma wrote:
>>> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth at laptop.org>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Walter Bender  
>>>> <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> In fact, there is a great deal of data from the field in the  
>>>>> form of
>>>>> the activity packs that Peru, Uruguay, et al. developed. These
>>>>> collections have been vetted and tested extensively and have a
>>>>> built-in community of support. They are learning-centric  
>>>>> collections,
>>>>> but presumably, those G1G1 purchasers who are interested in other
>>>>> pursuits will run Fedora/GNOME or XP.
>>>>> -walter
>>>> I'm not convinced that they are well-tested.  They included News  
>>>> Reader,
>>>> which hasn't worked for the last several releases.  That doesn't  
>>>> suggest
>>>> to
>>>> me that their activities went through any kind of extensive testing
>>>> before
>>>> deployment.   They have since been tested in the field by  
>>>> children.  I
>>>> *haven't* seen much feedback from kids yet.  At least not from  
>>>> South
>>>> American and not any broad spectrum.
>>>> ---Seth
>>> In an attempt to make the decision-making process more unbiased  
>>> (or at
>>> least more multi-criteria) I've put up a basic spreadsheet for a
>>> scoring matrix at
>>> http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=p_Xhb6KcXLyEViA50CnCaDg&hl=en
>> Well I logged in to google docs, but I cannot edit this  
>> spreadsheet.  I
>> wanted to add Chat to the matrix as this activity is an extremely  
>> useful
>> communication tool for both children and adults.  I know G1G1  
>> users that
>> spend at least 80% of their XO usage  with Chat and they have  
>> reported to me
>> that they have observed children having a wonderful time using  
>> Chat to
>> communicate with their friends even when their friends  were in  
>> the same
>> room.
> I've made it world-editable. Alternatively, you can download the
> spreadsheet and play with it in Excel or OpenOffice.
>> Gmail activity seems redundant as Gmail is reachable from Browse.
> Yes, but it exists. Feel free to add as many activities as needed.
> Sameer
>>> In the spreadsheet, there are three main components. Column B has
>>> factors such as stability, performance, etc to assess against. I  
>>> just
>>> made these up, but feel free to make your own. The weights  
>>> (column C)
>>> essentially defines the importance of each factor as a percentage  
>>> of a
>>> total of 100%. The rest of the columns are for each activity. Feel
>>> free to add your own. Score them on a scale of 1 to 10. Each score
>>> gets weighted and you'll see totals at the bottom. Sort for the  
>>> totals
>>> in Descending order and skim off the top 10.
>>> There you have it. Multi-criteria decision-making made simple.
>>> Sameer
>>> --
>>> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
>>> Associate Professor of Information Systems
>>> San Francisco State University
>>> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
>>> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
>>> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Devel mailing list
>>> Devel at lists.laptop.org
>>> http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

More information about the Olpc-open mailing list