[Pharo-users] Smalltalk Programming Competition

Tim Mackinnon tim at testit.works
Fri Jun 22 10:58:32 EDT 2018


Stay pumped - we’re a tricky crowd of deep thinkers, but everyone’s heart is in the right place!

Tim

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> On 22 Jun 2018, at 15:29, horrido <horrido.hobbies at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Yes, I was totally pumped about Kent Beck's support! With a few more
> contributors like him, I am certain the campaign would take off. Star power.
> (Cross my fingers.)
> 
> 
> 
> Tim Mackinnon wrote
>> Hey guys - lets just try and give this some support - I’d like to see
>> something useful come out of it that hopefully can be applied to other
>> countries. I’d really like to see some kids enjoy programming.
>> 
>> I once met one of the original participants of the Parc experiments who
>> was ~14 at the time (he was much older when I met him). I commented that
>> it must have been amazing, and he was a bit reflective and interestingly
>> said that it almost ruined his life because while it was cool at the time
>> - when they had to take it all away, he couldn’t code in the way he had
>> enjoyed for a further 10 years….
>> 
>> Of course now we have an amazing environment, that not enough people
>> actually know about, or take seriously enough - even though its produced
>> most of what they take for granted today, AND is still busily pushing on
>> things they will take for granted in another 1 years.
>> 
>> Richard - give it a shot and inspire some kids (and inspire me with some
>> interesting problems or setups that you think might work)
>> 
>> I also notice that Kent Beck gave some support  - thats pretty cool!
>> 
>> Tim
>> 
>>> On 22 Jun 2018, at 14:38, horrido <
> 
>> horrido.hobbies@
> 
>> > wrote:
>>> 
>>> I do not diminish the efforts of open source contributors. I applaud
>>> them.
>>> 
>>> My point was that, as a Smalltalk advocate, I worked on average 8 hours a
>>> day, every day of the year, for nearly 4 years. That is a tremendous burn
>>> rate, and I can tell you I am totally exhausted.
>>> 
>>> Imagine if I had a *real*, full-time job. This effort would've literally
>>> killed me. And this is exactly why no one else can do the job.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> I hear what you're saying. Here's my rationale...
>>>> 
>>>> #1. As far as I know, I'm the only person on the planet who has worked
>>>> full-time and without pay as a programming language advocate for nearly
>>>> four
>>>> years. Did I mention full-time and without pay? So I think you can trust
>>>> me
>>>> to deliver, come hell or high water.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> I applaud your commitment, but there are many people giving free time to
>>> Pharo
>>> (although more technical oriented than pure advocacy)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Users-f1310670.html
>>> 
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