Squeak demonstrated on the Lab With Leo

Steven W Riggins mailinglists at geeksrus.com
Fri Nov 30 02:19:48 UTC 2007


It is good for projects like Scratch and Sophie to show off what  
Squeak can do, with a lot of love and hard work :)


On Nov 29, 2007, at 1:43 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

> Yesterday, I did two Squeak-related segments for The Lab With Leo
> (labwithleo.com), a technology show that is shown on cable in Canada  
> and
> Australia, and on bittorrent endpoints around the world with some  
> clever
> googling.
> I talked about the OLPC Etoys image for show #149 (each show's  
> number is shown
> prominently in the opening). I did the classic "draw a car and  
> control it with
> a drawn steering wheel" demo.  Thanks Alan, for that.
> For show #137, I showed the Scratch programming environment from
> scratch.mit.edu.  I made the default cat "follow the mouse", and  
> didn't
> realize until midway through that it was more anthropomorphic than I  
> had
> realized. :) Of course, when I duplicated that cat, Leo Laporte  
> uttered "copy
> cat", and got me laughing as well.  I mentioned that Squeak powered  
> Scratch,
> but didn't go into it as deep as I did for the Etoys talk.  I also  
> emphasized
> the community aspect, of being able to upload my stupid project and  
> download
> others.
> I'm happy to have shown Squeak in a very public venue.  This should  
> raise the
> visibility of Squeak-for-kids, since this show is highly respected  
> and watched.
> The episodes should air in the mid-January timeframe, so watch for  
> them.
> If someone could help me get into Croquet a bit more, I'm being  
> asked for
> topics for February already. (nudge!)
> -- 
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