[Server-devel] Sugarizer on School Server! (Thur Apr 2, 10AM NYC Time)
holt at laptop.org
Wed Apr 1 13:02:34 EDT 2015
All April 1st pranks aside, the world today has forgotten that France was a
leader in the pre-OLPC movement in 1981 when the *Centre Mondial
Informatique* was brought together by Mitterand, Negroponte, Stallman,
Papert, Kay, etc:
This largely forgotten chapter of history (preceded by much similar work in
the USA/UK, with the People's Computer Company's "ComputerTown USA!"
centers specifically for children, originating in ~1972) is extensively
documented by Harvard's Margo Boenig-Liptsin. She's currently researching
the politics of play in the USSR too, for those that want to make contact
with her on this important 40++ yearlong history of "OLPC" :
*OK, please join Lionel Laske for this very real Sugarizer presentation
10AM NYC Time Thursday, talking about the future too!*
On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> Please join our weekly Thursday public call (10AM NYC Time) with special
> guest from Paris:
> Lionel Laske (https://twitter.com/lionellaske)
> President of http://olpc-france.org
> Founder of http://Sugarizer.org
> He'll explain the evolution of Sugarizer -- while he guides us integrating
> this for offline schools using XSCE school servers (in Ghana, Fiji, Haiti,
> India, Malaysia...the list is now growing faster that any other year). We
> have not begun Sugarizer integration, but all agree now's the time, and
> Lionel agrees to help us get this right. Particularly now that XSCE school
> servers are being tested on CentOS 7, offering enterprise support/updates
> into 2024.
> Please bring your probing questions for Lionel!
> - How compatible is Sugarizer with the wide diversity of legacy (very
> old) Android devices we discover in the developing world?
> - What specific steps should a volunteer take to improve the language
> support of Sugarizer for their own country/region/diaspora?
> - How is my Journal protected, by whom, and might a child safeguard
> their own copy using something like
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Takeout ?
> - What activities should Sugarizer most urgently embrace, to become an
> MVP? (Minimal Viable Product aka Most Valuable Player!)
> - Truly, how can we help? What would a "complete" Sugarizer ecosystem
> look like, in the ideal world?
> - Will Sugarzer be offered to actual Facebook users, as well as on
> passenger jets seatbacks and in self-driving cars worldwide?
> - Or is Sugarizer 100% organic, not interested in Silicon Valley's latest
> drone/balloon idolatry
> dreams to conquer the 3rd world?
> - After MIT provided $100 Bitcoins to ALL students, who crazily spent
> all the money flinging $100 laptops around the world, can we now use
> Sugarizer to mine more Bitcoin directly (neurologically) from all global
> children's brains?
> - Rumors fly the President of OLPC France forced his own children to
> sign IRB's, creating Sugarizer's untouchably beautiful UX -- hence refining
> the slick marketing of child labor we've long-overlooked, to igniting a
> movement of billions of Sugarized learneRs not just learneDs?
> - Is there a risk kids'll expose Napoleon's latest plan for France
> retake Africa-then-the-world (from China) using Sugarizer, in fact
> beginning the very Day Before Our Call?
> - Could the hidden salary + massive travel stipend of OLPC France's
> President be published by Sugar users worldwide, that Very Same Day??
> *Mark your calendar carefully: that day is coming fast, Wednesday the
> first day of the month, the very day before our call, and please nobody
> tell China what is coming.* The Truth is more important than the Facts,
> and la Cinéma Véritée even more so, on this Je Suis Paristocratic day of
> post-parody especially. It cannot be a coincidence that Napoleon rose back
> to power exactly 200 years ago, late March 1815...preparing for this very
> day? Already trembling in fear of OLPC France's Napoleonic President and
> his fearrorist army of volunteers? Super Scary Stuff, but never fear
> children: we'll help you write a N.ifty S.ugar A.ctivity that disguises
> your voice, as you
> *Speak Truth to Power directly, the very next day after.*
> Yes that very next day (April 2) we'll recover, I promise (unless his Jacobin
> lieutenant <https://twitter.com/bzg2> and Korean propagandist
> <https://twitter.com/fleurpellerin> counterattack ;) so keep your powder
> dry, *preparing your own very best Sugarizer questions* to add to our
> weekly agenda/minutes here, asking the one+only Lionel Laske live during
> Thursday's call:
> Best of luck surviving that 1st day of April, to all :-) And thanks for
> sending your Skype name or phone number in advance of Thursday's call!! Or
> ping backchannel #schoolserver live at that time (10AM NYC Time) on
> http://webchat.freenode.net (but stick with pre-Sugarized Freedom Fries
> this week, just to be safe)
> Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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