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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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

"It's OK to criticise something"

Actually, we're not supposed to criticize the OLPC project at all:
http://www.olpcnews.com/people/negroponte/negroponte_to_critic.html

What century do you live in when its not Ok to criticize the church?
I know, it's off-topic but it's an amazingly arrogant statement and it surely doesn't reflect well on the project.

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h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

>>"It's OK to criticise something"

>Actually, we're not supposed to criticize the OLPC project at all:
http://www.olpcnews.com/people/negroponte/negroponte_to_critic.html

>What century do you live in when its not Ok to criticize the church?
I know, it's off-topic but it's an amazingly arrogant statement and it surely doesn't reflect well on the project.


Criticism, even of a humanitarian education project must never be a taboo, or embargoed, but I was only referring to phrases used above like "original lame plastic creature". That's not constructive, that's childish.

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Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

Criticism, even of a humanitarian education project must never be a taboo, or embargoed, but I was only referring to phrases used above like "original lame plastic creature". That's not constructive, that's childish.

And Nick's comments (which are typical for him) aren't?

Everything about the OLPC is childish, and none of it is child-like.

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