Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A little chat with Mr. Ingalls

I saw Dan again today, and I asked him about the previous post. After all these years of Smalltalk, hadn't it happened to him to become a bit, "bored", by it?

The answer was no, because to him Smalltalk is a vehicle for exploration, for understanding new things, for learning new stuff. For him, what is fun is how to put down what characterizes a problem into a computer so it can be solved, and Smalltalk is a good canvas for doing so.

In a way, he is interested about the meta aspect of it. How to put down what characterizes the problem of helping to put down what characterizes a problem so one can be productive.

How refreshing. And how true. Let's not forget that.

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