August 14, 2007 at 6:06 am #25824
To Roberta: Looks like I am the first one writing anywhere on these bulletin boards regarding Mixed-up Mother Goose. I am a kindergarten teacher with a keen interest in that program and it’s many aspects for teaching and learning applications. I have been integrating the program for the past 8 years in the classroom curriculum and sadly the last of the school’s computers that had the ability to run the program has been tossed. Currently I am on sabbatical and attending the Harvard Graduate School of Education enrolled in the Technology, Innovation and Education degree program. One of my dreams is to see to the revival of that program with all of the same great features (perhaps with a few more integrated) in a format that would work with current computer technology and hardware. What a great project this would be for me to become involved with while studying at Harvard. The perennial interest and captivated enthusiasm of the kindergarten children in the
Mixed-up Mother Goose program fascinates me and motivates me to write
this email asking you for advice on how to instigate that revival. If you are interested I can send you a link to my classroom webpage that highlights a Multi-media presentation I produced with the kindergartners for their families and friends based on Mixed-up Mother Goose. Perhaps I could figure out how to send you the movie recording of the production, too. I have many more thoughts and questions if you would be willing to enter into a conversation. I look forward to hearing from you.
August 14, 2007 at 11:30 am #25825
Program for reviving old Sierra classics:
Try the amazing Sierra Help Pages by the even super amazing Collector about DOSbox:
August 15, 2007 at 8:13 pm #25826
DOSBox is the way to go. It’s allowed me to enjoy my collection of old games.
August 18, 2007 at 9:35 pm #25827
Joanne: I routed your message to Roberta, and received this response (don’t all couples email each other these days?)
I agree with her that Mixed-Up Mother Goose is a great program for little kids – it was ALWAYS good!
However, there is nothing that you or I can do about it. Perhaps you can forward her email on to someone at Vivendi?
October 9, 2007 at 9:02 pm #25828
Hi Ken and Roberta, I wrote to you earlier this summer about my interest in Mixed-Up Mother Goose. I will be presenting this program as an exemplar in children’s media to my colleagues at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, in Professor Joe Blatt’s course entitled “Growing up in a Media World.” As part of my presentation I would love to include personal comments from you regarding the program’s development, objectives and success. I look forward to hearing from you again. If you could, please email me directly at email@example.com Sincerely, Joanne Cleary, HGSE Technology, Innovation and Education degree program.
January 18, 2008 at 11:13 pm #25829
Joanne, your best bet is to head over to Adventure game Studio and ask someone there to remake the game for you.