|kmhryhpdblyx on Fri, 11 Jul 2003 14:06:10 -0400|
I fail to see in my quote where I said the children were stupid.
The reality is that most low-income children that attend public schools in low-income neighborhoods score lower in standardized tests than their counterparts in more affluent neighborhoods. That makes it very likely that you'll be dealing with 5th or 6th graders who either can't read at all, or read at the 2nd or 3rd grade level. You can either plan for the most-likely situation and design the solution appropriately, or you can the corner.
This doesn't mean that Linux is the wrong solution. I agree with the other poster who stated that the OS shouldn't matter from the child's perspective. They can learn which icons to click to fire up the web browser, etc We need to design the desktop so that it's that simple. This was also my point about maintaining the systems. The systems should be setup to be as self-maintaining as possible.
> Jim Foster wrote:
Jim Foster - jif "at" computer .org http://www.voicenet.com/~jfoster
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Sportster is like having a clipper ship's hailing not RAM 2500 Cummins
returned by an orphaned New Jersey solid waste barge." -OTL '03 GL1800A
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