tashirosgt wrote:The operating system that it uses isn't a useful introduction to using Microsoft, Mac, or most Linux window management systems.
tashirosgt wrote:My point is that the XO is not likely (...) to give his own kids a head start on learning MS Windows.
tashirosgt wrote:I'd think that the give-one/get-one would get more customers if it appealed to a wider audience in the developed world.
Its goal is to turn the Laptop into a fun, easy to use, social experience that promotes sharing and learning.
tashirosgt wrote:I don't think I want to join a cult - and that's what it sounds like if there isn't any explanation of why the "Sugar" way is better than a more traditional way.
LOL highly doubtful as the era of PARC developing the GUI was the transitional period of when large research institutions had one large (i.e. room-size) computers that was finally getting small enough for a dozen or so computers to fit into one local area. Computers were used for work and research. Definitely not for play (ok, maybe Pong), but most assuredly definitely not for children.tashirosgt wrote:I've also heard that Xerox PARC did indeed study how children best interfaced with computers.
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