[squeak-dev] Re: Squeak & Scratch mentions in The MagPi magazine

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Fri Oct 30 03:02:42 UTC 2015

> On 29-10-2015, at 7:08 PM, John McKeon <p3anoman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think its a fine article giving proper, and well deserved,kudos to "a
> developer called Tim Rowledge" x]
> well done Tim Rowledge

Well thanks - though I could wish that there had been room to mention at least the Squeak community. And there is that oh-so-blah phrase "or MIT rewrites Scratch in a different language.” that we’ve heard so many, many, times. (And by the way, if you know a project that ‘got rewritten in a different language’ successfully, please don’t tell me because then I won’t be able to say that I don’t know of any. Not without lying, and at least a couple of times people have been able to spot when I Iied)

And "a version of Pac-Man created in Scratch by Andrew Oliver is now running at a playable 30fps, up from 16fps on the Raspberry Pi model B and a mere 1fps on the original Pi.” is a bit clumsily phrased and should refer to 30fps on Pi2, 16fps on Pi B whereas the original version of Scratch was 1fps on a Pi B.

Sigh. I really should be used to magazine articles not getting it very close to correct by now.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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