One of the first questions I ever asked David Ungar, when I first started to work for him on the Klein project, was, “So, what can we do to make Self more popular?”

He answered, “Why would we want to do that?”

It had never occurred to me before that it might not be a good idea to make myself crazy evangelizing my favourite programming language.

Nevertheless, I am hereby declaring my intention to actually spend some of my time writing about Self and Klein. (Maybe committing to it publicly will help me stick to it.) I’m doing this for two reasons:

  • I’ve spent the past two years working with much less interesting technologies, and if I don’t get back into the Smalltalk/Self world my soul is going to implode.
  • I need to find some articulate defenders of the class-based way of life, because there are some conversations I need to have with them.

I’ll post again soon, but for now I’m wondering: who’s reading this? Mostly Smalltalkers, or do we have visitors from far-away cultures too?

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