Excellent: "Points of View" is a collection of previously unpublished essays written to celebrate Alan Kay's 70th birthday

The print books are sold out but there is a free PDF download available.

To bad for me: I have never met Alan Kay. I did get early access to Smalltalk when a Xerox representative gave me a trial version for my Xerox 1108 Lisp Machine in 1982. I also give a tip of the hat to Alan Kay and the many other Squeak developers every time I use Squeak (or more recently, Pharo).

I am not done reading through "Points of View" but so far it is inspirational (like Alan Kay!). Good job by Kimberly Rose and Ian Piumarta putting this together.


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