Chris Cunnington has been making a number of Smalltalk videos available on his YouTube channel; one of these is a short introduction to Self from the point of view of a Smalltalk-80 programmer. Enjoy:
Last year, David Ungar, the co-creator of Self, spoke at Stanford as part of the Department of Electrical Engineering Computer Systems Colloquium. This is a great talk, covering the history of Self and Dave’s role in it:
Back in the far off days of 1995, when the world was young and Windows 95 was new and exciting, Sun made an introductory Self video. It’s about 20 minutes long; unfortunately the version here isn’t the best quality but it’s still a good overview of Self, Morphic and the Self VM.
It is both good and bad that most of the stuff described in this video works much the same way today—but at least Self will now run on your Macbook or Linux box!
Staring Randall B Smith, David Ungar and Mario Wolczko: Self, the Video!