[Edu-sig] Entering Squeakland
vceder at canterburyschool.org
Fri Mar 10 15:20:49 CET 2006
> My own concerns start exactly there - with the word "environment".
> My understanding is that many conclude that too much "environment" is what
> doomed Smalltalk to a minor role in today's software world.
> And respect for children starts, I think, with not considering them any
> different from oneself on these kinds of issues. I am actually very
> disappointed that - according to what you are saying - Canonical sees Squeak
> as having a central role to play in education for children.
> Python is glue, a citizen of the larger software world, and proficiency in
> it helps make one a better, more productive and potentially creative citizen
> of the world. Squeak is too much its own world. If Canonical mission is to
> educate better world citizens, I think it is going off in the wrong
> direction here.
This time for sure!
-Bullwinkle J. Moose
Vern Ceder, Director of Technology
Canterbury School, 3210 Smith Road, Ft Wayne, IN 46804
vceder at canterburyschool.org; 260-436-0746; FAX: 260-436-5137
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