[Newbies] Machine gun the Balloon!

Kirk Fraser overcomer.man at gmail.com
Fri May 6 19:02:52 UTC 2016

Byte magazine which published the balloon concept for Smalltalk rising
above the ivory tower of a lighthouse guiding the way in a sea of computer
languages is out of business. I think it is time for the Squeak balloon to
be grounded to connect with the reality of why computer languages exist -
to make things easy for application developers.  So I propose all Squeak
developers stop "improving" Squeak for one year and spend the time writing
useful applications in Squeak.  That could lead to a basket of new ideas
for next year.  Maybe make this a regularly scheduled event - a half year
for applications and a half year for Squeak?

The reason motivating this suggestion is on the advice of a Squeak-Dev
member, I downloaded the latest all in one and to my chagrin, I found an
improvement that made Squeak as worthless as a balloon full of machine gun
holes.    The Workspace window gets halos with a right mouse click on a
standard 2 button laptop mouse.  So I'll return to an older Squeak for now.
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