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

Esteban A. Maringolo emaringolo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 09:59:42 EDT 2014

I did a simple test, googled for "smalltalk jobs", and the fourth
result was a link to this page:
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WhyIsSmalltalkDead, which contains historical
info and some rants about the ups and downs of Smalltalk use.

But had a link to a Paul Graham's essay I read many years ago, which
is still valuable, and helps getting a better insight:

Best regards!


ps: I did a search for "pharo jobs" and only found a reference to
Netstyle's search :)

Esteban A. Maringolo

2014-04-29 14:14 GMT-03:00 Sebastian Sastre <sebastian at flowingconcept.com>:
> On Apr 29, 2014, at 2:08 PM, Ben Coman <btc at openInWorld.com> wrote:
> Why do some people prefer rock music and others classical music?   Its about
> the patterns they know.  Our brains naturally try to cram each experience
> into a pattern it already knows.  I remember when I used to dislike Jazz
> music - I couldn't "understand it".  Then I started to listen to Jamiroquai
> a lot - a funky Jazz/Techno hybrid.   Then later I found that I had learned
> to like Jazz - I could now "understand it" and know its patterns - but I
> needed a stepping stone to get there.  It might be that some starts using
> Pharo with their favourite text editor as a comfort factor, as a stepping
> stone, and then migrates over time to the standard editors.  So that is a
> path to draw in new users - but of course that takes effort to set up.
> cheers -ben
> This is interesting, you’re talking of acquired taste here.
> Things that needs time and context and repetition to sink in.
> What’s also interesting is Jamiroquai, because he’s work was your bridge to
> Jazz.
> He did the inception.
> Now the question is this:
> Who in the industry is functioning as our Jamiroquai?

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