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

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Thu Apr 2 12:30:35 EDT 2015

A giant thank you to Lionel Laske.  For his non-stop work here, and superb
presentation this morning!  Meeting summary minutes are 1.5 pages long in
the link below, so if everyone who partook can tighten this up with the
most important URL's and context in the coming 24 hours please?


On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:

> 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:
> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_mondial_informatique_et_ressource_humaine
> 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" :
> http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2015-03-30-161500-2015-03-30-180000/sts-circle-harvard
> *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 !
>> --
>> Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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