"I will invest 100 hours in free wixi software for OLPC XO laptop language learners but only if 1 olpcnews.com reader will take a minute to help make wixi happen."
— friend of wixi
Deadline to sign up by: 25th May 2007
4 people signed up (3 over target)
seeks ideas that $100 laptop kids can
use to learn.. a draft wixi proposal is
a simple idea that $100 laptop kids can
use to learn languages. 8,000+ pageviews
suggests that someone is interested..
a context for this proposal.. the OLPC
needs educational content which, ideally,
kids can help to create
http://twext.cc/twexter shows a working
demo of the basic wixi tool.. in early
June, a multilingual wixi specified at
http://twext.cc/go/18 should be working
Waqas Hussein, who programmed the demo and
delivering the multilingual version is keen
to create wixi software for the $100 laptop,
which will soon be used in his native country
Waqas is a sharp programmer as you can see
by the clean free code he created at
desktop wixi that can integrate with existing
collaborative authoring activities on the XO..
$2000 can get it done and get it done right.
$1000 delivers wixi for the $100 laptop this summer..
$1000 responds to feedback to improve wixi by fall..
http://laptopfoundation.org may be more
likely to support the project if more of
us share some interest.. with little risk,
you can help deliver a rewarding new tool
benefits may include
* a simple test of "learning learning"
* potential to serve many children
* extend a useful new free software
* a more tolerant, multilingual future
* when wixi works, you get bragging rights
you and your kids may soon enjoy many hours
using free wixi software to learn more language..
please spend a minute to make it happen sooner..
action? simple: write a quick email to anyone
you think might be interested.. invite them
to sign this pledge: