The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 16: Nov 11, 2007 - Jan 12, 2008

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The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 16: Nov 11, 2007 - Jan 12, 2008

Michael Haupt-3
Dear Squeakers,

happy new year, and welcome to the The WeeklySqueakSummary, an
irregular traffic-dependent report on what's going on in the world of
Squeak based on the WeeklySqueak blog.

Highlights of the past weeks:

The one topic that has gotten most coverage on the Weekly Squeak blog
recently has been the OLPC initiative. The enormous response to the
G1G1 (give one, get one) programme [1] has shown that great interest
in the little green boxes is prevalent also in non-target countries of
the initiative [5,8]. Intel is no longer a member of the consortium
[11], and one may wonder whether the "competitive products" will stand
the comparison... [12]

Lively is a very interesting JavaScript-based development environment
running in your browser (if you use a very recent Firefox or Safari
build, that is). It looks somewhat familiar to Squeak users. Dan
Ingalls has given a presentation at Stanford [13].

FInally, there's a nice collection of images showing Smalltalk running
on an Alto [9], taken in 1979, when Smalltalk was still very very
young. (But hey! It's a GUI! In 1979!)

The past weeks' news items:

[1] Give One. Get One. NOW!!

[2] Problems with the Weekly Squeak RSS feeds

[3] Interview with Avi Bryant on FLOSS Weekly

[4] Qwaq Secures $7 Million in Funding From Alloy Ventures and Storm Ventures

[5] Demand OLPC

[6] Virtual Education a Reality for Aaron E. Walsh

[7] The First Smalltalk Conference In Argentina

[8] Here it is. OLPC!!

[9] Old Smalltalk Pics From PARC

[10] Immersive Education the focus of 2008 Boston Summit (January
12-13 at Boston College)

[11] Intel Resigns From Board Of One Laptop Per Child

[12] Tunnel Vision? OLPC

[13] Lively Kernel, a Self Supporting System on a Web Page

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Happy squeaking,

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