Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I Am So Full Of Myself...

That I'm going to quote myself from comments:

What is the role of a leader in this situation? You're looking at software of the highest quality (truly!) from an engineering point of view, which is if anything hampered by an overabundance of pedagogical ambition. It is as relevant and ahead of its time today as the day it was started, but has mostly languished due to a lack of attention. Isn't it the role of a leader to point to it and say "This is worth saving, what can we do to make this work?"

4 comments:

Rob said...

Actually, I was thinking a few days ago that I'd like to see you add one of those lists of the 'most recent comments' on your blog. They're generally high value but it's hard to figure out where there are new ones.

Tom Hoffman said...

Ask and ye shall receive.

Sylvia said...

It's hard to say exactly what to do. If you look at recent history (30 years) you might easily conclude that Squeak is a lost cause. There are too many examples of well-designed, great software apps that have languished in US schools.

I think the only chance this will change is OLPC, where the sheer volume of users will change the paradigm.

In your comment - attention is the key, key word.

Rob said...

perfect.