[squeak-dev] Smalltalk Zoo: 48 Years of Smalltalk History at CHM
frank-lesser at lesser-software.com
Fri Dec 18 23:58:02 UTC 2020
the main thing I remember was "a small talk to a machine"
James Foster pointed me to http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/50
On 12/19/2020 00:33, tim Rowledge wrote:
>> On 2020-12-18, at 3:30 PM, Frank Lesser <frank-lesser at lesser-software.com> wrote:
>> Smalltalk - 48 years - can't find the origin of the name - duckduckgo-ing it.
>> IMO know it well - but didn't find the explanation why it was named Smalltalk
> The story I've always heard is that it was a reaction to the grandiose naming of projects that massively over-promisesd and under-delivered. Jove! GargantuaMegaVictory! GigaProfitDB! etc... Smalltalk, the light chit-chat at parties seemed nicely innocuous and unthreatening.
> Plus I'd imagine that the 'talk' nicely includes the essence of message sending and thus had a nice rigng to it.
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> Strange Opcodes: FART: Fill Accumulator from Result if True
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