[squeak-dev] Re: The Old Man

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Mon Mar 31 14:29:21 UTC 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:39:50 +0200, Reinout Heeck wrote:

>>  And an implicit question: after the "next" machine (Turing machine,  
>> VM, project, etc) had been built, what would be the next one? Is there  
>> an end somewhere or, will it be transcendent (like the meta  
>> objectioneers do it :)
> Make it smaller :-)


Might this be the motivation for "there's never enough time to do  
something right but, there's alway enough time to do it all over again,"

- http://images.google.com/images?q=blank+cheque

> Alan Kay is working on this in the STEPS project:
> http://www.vpri.org/pdf/steps_TR-2007-008.pdf (4.4 Mb)
>  From page 4:
> "We think students are interested because this project seems new and a  
> little unusual, and the business folk because the aim is to reduce the  
> amount of code needed to make systems by a factor of 100, 1000, 10,000  
> or more."
> R
> -

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