Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


"So I think it's not the language fault that it didn't take off in larger scale. It's mostly a problem of people. As allways ... "

Hah, I got you to say it! ;) That was exactly my point! Or, my counter-point, or the point which was central to my underlying accusation. It's not the problem of people. "When you’re explaining something to somebody and they don’t get it, that’s not their problem, it’s your problem." If Smalltalk has a message and an idea that people aren't getting, it's not the people's problem, it's Smalltalk's problem (in a practical as well as philosophical sense). That's the flaw, and the premise, that I have been trying to explore all along.
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