>> On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:49:57 -0500, Brian Bartholomew <[log in to unmask]> said: >> This doesn't sound like surveillance, more like a portfolio. A way >> for the kids to come home and say "hey mom, look what I did in >> school today!" > The idea of a portfolio is that you self-select a small subset of > your work that's the best, and then advertise yourself with it. > The idea of surveillance is that all your work is available for > inspection all the time, and you have no choice about it. I think they're not working hard enough at it to make the surveilance goal (as opposed to the 'backup their work' goal) plausible. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Emulating_the_XO/Help_and_tips#To_erase_the_Journal > rm -r ~/.sugar/default/datastore I certainly agree that this can be used to pry into the kids' business. I'm not confident that's an evil thing in the default case, though I do think it admits abuse. I think motivated kids will blow through any serious surveilance attempts.