Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Interview with Dan Ingalls

I really enjoyed this interview mostly for the part about early Smalltalk work at Xerox, especially how the InterLisp-D and Smalltalk teams shared ideas. I got a Xerox 1108 Lisp Machine in 1982 and the Xerox sales rep also let me use their Smalltalk environment for a month (had to install over Lisp, try it out for a month, then reinstall Lisp - a small hassle but well worth it). The discusion of starting the Squeak project and his recent work on Lively Kernel is very interesting! I haven't played with Lively Kernel in a while but if you haven't experimented with Lively Kernel I recommend that you try it.

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