Today at the makerspace we were discussing The Things We Lost W/R/T the development of computing.

We talked about the Cannon Cat, we talked about Hypercard, we talked about the ST and the Amiga.

One topic that came up towards the tail end of the discussion that is near and dear to me is Sugar, the DE designed along side the OLPC project.

It was a radically different approach to computing, and could have been a strong step towards a more Humane future for computers.



The code is on github at

and it's in the Debian and Ubuntu package repositories as 'sucrose'. So it's absolutely available to use and hack on.

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@suetanvil oh for sure. I've been hacking at it, but there's a lot of work to do, and some of the dependencies are getting a little long in the tooth.

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