"Squeakers" documentary DVD with subtitles are on the
gafisher at sprynet.com
Fri Apr 9 11:38:42 UTC 2004
I've shown my copy of "Squeakers" to kids, parents, homeschoolers, teachers
and school administrators with very positive responses among all groups.
This documentary is both fun and informative, and I highly recommend it to
all Squeak enthusiasts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yoshiki Ohshima" <Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org>
To: <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 11:00 PM
Subject: "Squeakers" documentary DVD with subtitles are on the
> We, people at Viewpoints Reseach, are pleased to announce that we
> are now offering the "Squeakers" documentary DVD with the subtitles in
> 12 different languages.
> This documentary introduces Squeak, as well as the people and idea
> behind Squeak. The *big* thinkers, such as Seymour Papert, Jerome
> Bruner, Quincy Jones, and Kim Rose and Alan Kay, talk about their
> philosophy on education and how to make the world a better place. Of
> course, there are scenes of the end-users (of all ages from all over
> the world) playing and learning with Squeak.
> The main focus of this documentary is the educational aspect of
> Squeak, but some chapters, such as a brief history on Alan Kay's work
> and Squeak, are of interest of hardcore Squeak developers.
> The production is true professional quality. Award-winning director
> and produducer with HD camera made this beautiful film.
> Now, we can talk about the subtitles. Thanks to the all volunteers,
> we've added the subtitles in 12 different languages! The languages
> Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek,
> Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish.
> For a side note, all subtitles are rendered from text files into
> bitmaps with tools written in Squeak. The font management,
> previewing, timing adjustment, and etc. are all in Squeak.
> The DVD is avilable from the squeakland site. Please visit:
> The price is (only) $8.00, which is essentially a give-away price if
> you think about the production cost, and the value of documentary.
> (Since Viewpoints Research is a non-profit organization, this disc
> isn't for profit after all.)
> Note that this version of DVD is NTSC standard. For people in
> Europe, most of South America, and Asia with a few exceptions, we are
> very soon releasing the PAL version. Please be patient for two weeks
> or so. We'll make another announcement when it is ready.
> If you're planning to see the DVD solely on computers, this NTSC
> version may be ok. But in general, it is a good idea to get a PAL
> disc to play it with stock player and TV in those areas.
> Thank you and enjoy!
> -- Yoshiki
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