Ars gives a quick hands-on on the Beta release of Sugar on a Stick — I have been intrigued by the idea of Sugar since I first started reading about the OLPC project. I love the idea that they’re rethinking UI metaphors for children that have never seen a computer before.
I think, perhaps, that they’re not going far enough with it. They have an opportunity to rethink EVERYTHING. But they still seem to be constrained by the same UI mindsets we’ve had for decades.
Ah well. At least they’re trying. And I’m still following the project with great interest. Maybe one day I’ll be able to give a Netbook with Sugar on it to my nephew. That’d be pretty cool.