One of the strengths of Self is the number of great published papers that were written by the Self team at Stanford and later at Sun.

We’ve been trying to collect all of these on the Self website on our published papers page – you should really check them out.

Recently John Maloney sent me a paper of his and Randy Smith’s on Morphic from 1995, which I’ve added to the list. It’s called “Directness and liveness in the Morphic user interface construction environment” and its worth reading for the philosophy and structure behind Morphic, Self’s main user interface and its later incarnations in Squeak/Pharo and Dan Ingall’s Lively Kernel.