On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Bastien <bastiengue...@googlemail.com> wrote: > "Samuel Klein" <s...@laptop.org> writes: > >> The Lennon video that's been murmured about for weeks has been >> released. I'm curious to see reactions from the list. > > I only like the beginning - flying XOs... the first attempt for a > forthcoming screensaver "activity"? > > For the rest of it, it sounds fake, it's too short, what we see and > hear is nothing but a distraction from the core message. Looks like > people have been playing with a beautiful idea, but ended up with a > toy-movie.
I would have written a far different script for digi-Lennon, around some of the themes of "Imagine". Probably this final segment, or part of it, perhaps with some minimal patching, or a voice-over blending into the music: Imagine no possessions (change to "Imagine these possessions", with XO ownership images? Imagine shared possessions?) I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man; Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one. Those original wards don't have to be faked at all, although a patch would. Then he could end, "Hey, even I couldn't imagine this," speaking from inside an XO. Perhaps in one of our text-to-speech voices, rather than his own. > My favorite so far is Waveplace's one: > > http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Py3wB-7JeOE +1 Much more to the point than anything I have seen out of OLPC. I don't know how many viewers would understand the reference. Alan Perlis, as Chairman of the CS department at Yale, talked about powerful software as a pou sto, a place to stand, to give you leverage over the hardest problems. He was talking about APL, but the principle applies to Smalltalk, or Lisp, or Sugar, or any well-designed general-purpose software that does not hide the fundamental mathematical nature of programming. > -- > Bastien > _______________________________________________ > Devel mailing list > Devel@lists.laptop.org > http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel -- Silent Thunder (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) is my name And Children are my nation. The Cosmos is my dwelling place, The Truth my destination. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Mokurai _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel