[squeak-dev] Re: [Pharo-project] Talking to Steve Jobs about Scratch.

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Apr 22 00:34:09 UTC 2010

On 22.04.2010, at 02:15, Casimiro de Almeida Barreto wrote:
> Em 21-04-2010 19:55, Igor Stasenko escreveu:
>> On 22 April 2010 00:57, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>>> On 21.04.2010, at 22:56, Eliot Miranda wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 1:48 PM, John M McIntosh
>>> <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com> wrote:
>>>> Phil, last week I asked the smalltalk community (ESUG  etc), to stay claim
>>>> and wait for Apple to think about it based on an email
>>>> exchange I had with Steve Jobs. At the time I thought it prudent to wait a
>>>> further decision or statement.
>>>> Give that Wired publish Alan & my thoughts on the matter it's likely now
>>>> time to consider what to do next.
>>>> So this is NOT the fault of ESUG not being proactive, they were itching to
>>>> do something.
>>>> At the moment I believe they are collecting ideas how to approach the
>>>> problem in a meaningful manner.
>>>> Suggestions are welcome.
>>> Port to Android asap.  Competitive pressure can make Apple move.  I'm not
>>> sure about anything else.
>>> Apple will move eventually. I found this illuminating about their motives:
>>> http://www.asktog.com/columns/082iPad&Mac.html
>> I found it a bit depressive. I can do one little conclusion from it:
>> It sounds like only Steve Jobs reserves the right to make great
>> things, while others should sit and wait, until he will generously
>> allow them to use it. It also seems like all developers in the world,
>> already stamped by his “THIS IS S___!”  red stamp, without even
>> noticed. So, no matter what they do, or how great their ideas is, its
>> worthless, because Great Steve didn't blessed it.
>> So, i feel a big disdain, because the above shows only an egocentric,
>> childish and ill-minded nature of Apple's head.
>> - Hear plebs, a made a new iThing for you. Eat my flesh, drink my blood.
>>> - Bert -
> Never mind. HP tablet is just few months away. Ok, it runs Windows 7 but
> I guess it will also possible install Linux... So a tablet that can make
> use of Windows & Linux and people will be free to develop/install/use
> whatever suit their needs. Oh... and that without messing WiFi networks
> (hopefully).
> CdAB

The HP seems underwhelming. 

The NotionInk Adam seems much more exciting, with a Pixel Qi display, dual-core ARM, NVIDIA graphics, running Android:


- Bert -

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