[Bf-committers] Blender on One Laptop Per Child (100$ laptop)

Vio vmilitaru at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 18 14:17:31 CET 2005

Small divergent point of view:

Despite the challenges of running Blender in a ridiculously-reduced 
hardware sandbox (hopefully Moore's law will come to the 
rescue...eventually), I suspect an even higher challenge in such project 
to come from making a computer-illiterate audience adopting the 
"unconventional" Blender UI. I mean, I consider myself at ease around 
both hard and soft "wares", yet using Blender remains a challenge. I 
wouldn't dare imagine the targeted audience's reaction. Hence, since 
"less is more" in this instance, I wonder, in case there is serious 
intent to target that specific audience, if a UI 
review/simplification/whatever may be appropriate (or even practical). I 
guess the best approach here would be to put a sample of the target 
audience in front of a running Blender, and ... learn. Comes to mind 
Microsoft's test labs (or whatever they're called) who picks people off 
the street to put in front of the latest world-dominaton app, and watch 
reactions behind a one-way window.

Just a thought,

Tom M wrote:

>For those interested here are additional technical details on OLPC
>project from Jim Getty,

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