[Pharo-dev] a Pharo talk from a ruby conference

kilon alios kilon.alios at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 13:57:56 EDT 2014


Sebastian you are absolutely correct, I did not understand that he was
referring to a stereotype that ruby community has about smalltalk. I
apologize.


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM, Sebastian Sastre <
sebastian at flowingconcept.com> wrote:

>
> On Apr 28, 2014, at 1:58 PM, kilon alios <kilon.alios at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> very cool presentation. Definitely you need to add this to the new
> website.
>
> Question : Why in every presentation we have to apologise why smalltalk is
> dead / extinct ?
>
> Is not on video but for what’s worth, I don’t know from were you take that
> impression but I’m pretty sure that what you described in the previous
> paragraph was *not* the impression the audience got from my talk.
>
> “Dead / extinct” for the industry is a matter of nailing it when you
> expose talent and the tools that can expand it. Can you do cool projects
> with it? if you do then that’s your place, good for you, go for more, and
> give something in return.
>
> The hard work of this community is continuing the legacy of an inspiring
> legend.
>
> A legend that inspires them when you take the time and effort to break
> with self-serving tasks and start to expose it instead
>
>
>
> As a newcomer to Smalltalk I find it quite annoying. Its not as if I came
> to Smalltalk without knowing that is not popular. The vast majority of
> languages out there are so more unpopular than Smalltalk, yet they don't
> have this "sorry that I am dead" mentality to them.
>
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