[Server-devel] Sugarizer on School Server! (Thur Apr 2, 10AM NYC Time)

Adam Holt 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
>    <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/technology/drones-beaming-web-access-are-in-the-stars-for-facebook.html>
>    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:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o6QtzLb6e58YKWqMf_junux2XyBRLFm31un8YLcYslg
> 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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