[Edu-sig] Entering Squeakland
andre.roberge at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 15:32:50 CET 2006
On 3/10/06, Vern Ceder <vceder at canterburyschool.org> wrote:
> Arthur wrote:
> > 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.
> +1 ;)
+1 as well :-)
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