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  • 1. An instrument whose music is ideas Smalltalk, EToys, OLPC and the idea of the Children’s Machine
  • 2. Music is not inside the piano. Alan Kay
  • 3. ... and education is not inside the computer ...
  • 4. In the 60’s Jean Piaget is the great pioneer of constructivism Human generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences.
  • 5. 1967 : Seymourt Paper invent the Logo langage and the constructionism Learning should be connected to real world
  • 6. The Dynabook Vision Alan Kay, 1968
  • 7. The Dynabook Vision SpaceWar! Alan Kay, 1968
  • 8. The Dynabook Vision Collaborative Wireless Alan Kay, 1968
  • 9. The Dynabook Vision Programmers of the game Alan Kay, 1968
  • 10. Moores Law: Hardware is no Problem! (ca. 1980 it will be good enough) 10 years to do the software
  • 11. Xerox PARC, Alto 1973 Bitmap Display: ca. 600x800 4Mips Microcode performance 128-512KB RAM, 2.5MB Disk Ethernet LAN, Laser printer Chuck Thacker
  • 12. Smalltalk 72-80
  • 13. Object- oriented Programming Smalltalk-80 Graphical User Interface
  • 14. 2005
  • 15. "It's an education project, not a laptop project." Nicholas negroponte te
  • 16. 100 $
  • 17. Experiments with the real world
  • 18. Warranty applied only if you disassemble the machine, Nicolas Negroponte.
  • 19. Squeak EToys, 1996-now Children’s programming and Media Environment
  • 20. EToys Demo
  • 21. Squeak EToys:
  • 22. ?
  • 23. Links • Alan Kay’s research group: http:// • Etoys in french: index.php/Etoys • OLPC : • Thanks you to Marcus Denker & Séverin Lemaignan
  • 24. «The best way to predict the future is to invent it», Alan Kay