Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Nov 2006 13:52 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The OLPC's interface is simply way too complicated. I just read through the human interface guidelines for the project; and by god, I got lost after only a few paragraphs. How are kids supposed to learn all this? Read on for my thoughts.
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What the heck? Did I read correctly
by pfortuny on Tue 28th Nov 2006 18:07 UTC
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2006-02-05

From the first paragraphs:

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it represents an intrinsic quality of the learning experience we hope the children will have when using the laptop
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This is what happens when you pretend to be giving "the answer" to the world's problems (and being smart enough to get some governments believe it) instead of doing real business.

I am one of those who think this project ought not to succeed for being **utterly** patronizing (and --in my belief-- utterly useless: the children need water + soap + true education (reading-writing) + PLOUGHS )

However, let the people decide.

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