[Fsf-friends] Interview with Walter Bender of Sugar Labs
anivar.aravind at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 10:22:37 IST 2008
"What is work in the real world? Using Word and Powerpoint? Or
learning to engage in critical thinking and use computation as a thing
to think with? Where are the jobs going to come from? Can we raise a
generation of children who are creative, expressive, truly unbounded
in the potential, who know how to problem-solve? What country (or
company) would really want to build a dependency on Microsoft when
they could appropriate the tools and knowledge locally and be
self-deterministic? What country wouldn't want to have the option of
supporting their local languages and cultures? "
Any responsible politician should be encouraging a home grown FOSS
industry because it creates the basis for future jobs. Learning
Windows is like learning to eat every meal at McDonalds.
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