[linux-audio-user] Re: Squeak (was Software suitable for children)

Cesare Marilungo cesare at poeticstudios.com
Mon Dec 11 18:21:22 EST 2006

Rob wrote:
> Unfortunately, the presence of famous people doesn't 
> automatically make a project intuitive, modern, or good for 
> teaching kids.
I totally agree with this. But still I respect them. Not the famous 
people, but great innovators.
>   Squeak needs some updates, and maybe it needs 
> new blood to make them happen, even if there are no PhD's 
> contributing code anymore.
I couldn't care less for PhD's. I'm for self-education. Squeak, BTW, has 
been inspired by the construtivism theories and by softwares like Logo 
and HyperCard. Not really meant for PhD's.
> I personally think it needs some changes to the underlying 
> language to make it accessible to first-time coders 
> (scriptHello/self.setCharacters("Hello World")?  How is that 
> better than TO Hello/PRINT [Hello World]/END or good ol' Sub 
> Main/Print "Hello World"/End?  Or Sub Form_Open/Me.Text = "Hello 
> World"/End if you need to be all OOPsy.)  
Transcript show: 'Hello world'.



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