[Squeakland] Squeak competitor analysis (once more, please help me to improve my research)

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Sat Mar 19 07:27:44 PST 2005

Hi Andre --

This could be Apples compared to Oranges.

The Squeakland etoys system is not a productivity tool for animation, but a 
learning environment for children.

A productivity tool -- like Flash -- would have features for for many of 
the elements that we wish children to create for themselves -- for example, 
we have the children actually write the script that does the animation, 
whereas this routine is built into animation productivity tools.

So it is a little more work for children to make an animation, but they 
wind up understanding how computers are able to animate.

This general approach is followed in the other curricula done with etoys.



At 07:50 PM 3/18/2005, you wrote:

>Hi there,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = 
>"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
>As I mentioned in a previous post, I am writing my master thesis, which is 
>related to visual tools for game creation. In order to make a competitor 
>analysis of current existing tools, I would like to gather some statistics 
>about Squeak popularity, such as where it is used (universities? 
>companies? other? which ones?), how many end-users does it have, etc. Can 
>any one point me some indicators related to this?
>I'm also interested in data related to Squeak “competitors”. Since I don't 
>know if we are allowed to discuss about Squeak competitors in this list, I 
>would appreciate if you could send me a private email about possible other 
>competitors and their popularity statistics (if you have any).
>Thanks for helping my MSc academic reasearch!
>-- AFurtado
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