O'Reilly Squeak book?

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Tue Apr 16 17:06:26 UTC 2002

I think that Squeak needs something of the size and scope of the Ruby 
and/or REBOL books. This would describe a subset, but still it would 
be tremendously useful, particularly in the UI and Media 
implementation areas.




At 5:05 PM +0200 4/16/02, Cees de Groot wrote:
>Just on c.l.s., there's talk on why there's no O'Reilly book on Smalltalk and
>how that would help acceptance (anything that comes with an "animal book" is
>instantly taken serious). Although I responded that it would be hard (no
>single Smalltalk product is probably big enough to warrant a book, and a book
>that would talk about all implementations would be - by necessity - too vague
>for O'Reilly), it might be worth trying to draft up a proposal to O'Reilly for
>a Squeak book. They've published funkier stuff, and it might be a big boost...
>Would it be an idea to try to collect a small group of people to work on a
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