Smalltalk has been used to work with children since its beginnings in PARC's Learning Research Group. Now it takes part in what might be the largest educational project ever: "One Laptop Per Child" aims to enable education for children in the developing world. Etoys, a tile based authoring environment written on top of Squeak, is one of the central software components in OLPC's "$100-laptop". The talk gives a technical background on Etoys as it is implemented on the laptop currently, and highlights related research projects such as Tweak (which takes many "enduser" ideas to the system level) and TinLizzie WysiWiki (extending Etoys into a collaborative environment using Croquet and Web technology).
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