Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Plan for OLPC project

So here are so basic things that we are aiming for the wikipage to have.
List of Requirements:
• Create guide for majority of programs. Includes browsers, updating laptop, word doc., news reader (RSS), developer console, chat, networking options.
• Basic computer use. Includes opening computer, setting up, computer views, keyboard layout, stylist, screen turning, mouse
• Powerpoint presentation.
• Looking over existing pages and edit.
• All pages will be in paragraph-form.
• ***Begin to translate pages into French, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.
• ***Guide for basic rules on the games.
This plan will undoubtably change over the course of the months. But for now, this should do.


  1. Someone I admire once said that only a bad plan admits no change. I think you've got a great outline here and an ambitious set of requirements. How many people will be working on the project? Even if you're guessing it's usually worth breaking down requirements into more specific tasks and then trying to get a sense of how long those tasks might take so that you can produce a schedule to guide your efforts. It's definitely *possible* to do everything on the list, but my guess is that you'll need many hands to do it. The good news is that we live in an era where collaboration is relatively easy, but you would still have to recruit people an convince them to give you your time--which isn't easy. You might consider going deep on a few topics. Often, when we try to do everything we don't wind up doing anything of consequence. Looking forward to more updates!

  2. That is a really good point. I do indeed hope that we can get others in on this, since the computers are opened to the market. But I think that to get to that point, I need to get the wiki up and running. Once again I'll take your advice and apply it.