Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Sun Jan 27 15:55:16 UTC 2002
It's hard to say what machine was being used, but the paint program
was the one that Bob Flegal did for the Smalltalk-80 release.
(Interestingly, there were previous painting programs in earlier
versions of Smalltalk (and in the prototype display) that were nicer
in many ways.) The one that Ted Kaehler did for Smalltalk-76 was
particularly nice with a very workable and friendly interface with
lots of features.
At 10:34 AM -0500 1/27/02, Kevin Fisher wrote:
>Here's a bit of pointless nostalgia...I found an ancient VHS tape that
>had a computer show on it from early '82. This particular show had a segment
>about Smalltalk-80, including an interview with Adele Goldberg.
>I put some rather muddy screenshots of the system they were demoing up
>I'm not sure what machine this is...they never said if it was an Alto or
>something else. I really like that paint program they were using, though!
>(My apologies about the muddy look of the screen grabs...this tape is
>almost 2 decades old, recorded on a long dead "original" VHS machine..I'm
>pretty sure if I rewound it all the way the tape would come loose from the
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