A Hero for One Laptop Per Child (RE: [Etoys] OLPC mass
ssastre at seaswork.com
Tue Nov 13 13:21:56 UTC 2007
I can't agree more Alan. There is no match for the sincere team work. And
I'm pretty sure there are something special in the experience of a team work
that prioritizes braincells instead of muscle (not to mention bullets, etc).
Without doubt efforts to maintain empowering that priority is virtuous.
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> [mailto:squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] En
> nombre de Alan Kay
> Enviado el: Domingo, 11 de Noviembre de 2007 13:16
> Para: The general-purpose Squeak developers list; 'The
> general-purpose Squeak developers list'
> CC: 'Squeakland list'; 'etoys'
> Asunto: Re: A Hero for One Laptop Per Child (RE: [Etoys] OLPC
> mass production started)
> I would be very disappointed, even appalled, to see my name
> as a hero here. The notion of a "Hero" seems to be partly
> built into human nervous systems and is a favorite trope in
> stories. This idea seriously distorted and masked how Xerox
> PARC actually worked, for example.
> OLPC has been making progress because quite a few talented
> people decided to take responsibility for different needs of
> the project. I am very proud of the Viewpoints researchers
> who really got behind this because they believed in it.
> So there are a lot of heros, if that is the word. I think of
> it more as "there are a lot of enlightened people" and it
> bodes well for humanity when they decide to take action.
> At 07:42 PM 11/10/2007, SmallSqueak wrote:
> >Hi Alan,
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> > > [mailto:squeak-dev- bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org]
> On Behalf Of
> > > Alan Kay
> > > Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 9:33 AM
> > > To: jg at laptop.org; Bert Freudenberg
> > > Cc: Squeakland list; etoys; The general-purpose Squeak developers
> > > list
> > > Subject: Re: [Etoys] OLPC mass production started
> > >
> > > Yay!
> > >
> > > Cheers to all!
> > >
> > > Alan
> > >
> >I searched for "One Laptop Per Child Hero" and expected to see your
> >name or Negroponte.
> >To my dismay, Google returned a complete stranger to me, Masi Oka.
> >Do you know why OLPC appointed Masi Oka, an actor and
> special effects
> >specialist, as its Global Ambassador to sell its 400US$
> "Give One Get One"
> >Is the campaign "Give One Get One" the hero's idea?
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