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Dear Denis:

So one of the very common rants around the office here at the Eclipse Foundation is Denis (aka Webmaster) saying “…there you guys go again with that Smalltalk this, Smalltalk that stuff! Arrggghhhhh!” He regularly mocks us that every lunch conversation will hit upon Smalltalk within 10 minutes, no matter what topic the conversation starts from. If you think I’m making this up, just ask him.

You see, it turns out that many of us in the Eclipse world in general and at the Eclipse Foundation in particular have backgrounds in Smalltalk. I was one of the original guys who worked on ENVY/Developer, Ian Skerrett was our first ever ENVY marketing guy, Skip McGaughey was instrumental in getting IBM interested in Smalltalk, Donald Smith and Wayne Beaton taught it, Bjorn Freeman-Benson and Ward Cunningham were (are?) world-famous Smalltalkers.

But the real point is: Dear Denis, please read this, a post I found via John Duimovich’s blog.

Yes, we are Old Dudes Who Know Smalltalk. Listen and learn!🙂

Written by Mike Milinkovich

September 26, 2006 at 1:42 pm

Posted in Foundation

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  1. That was hillarious.”if you ever here some Old Dude say the words “in Smalltalk you could blah blah blah” […] spend as much time with this person as possible.”You Old Dudes say that all the time! I was really under-appreciating you all… Typical young whipper-snapper that I am. I’ll make up for this, somehow. Promise.

    Denis Roy

    September 26, 2006 at 3:34 pm

  2. Just a thought – you could get back into Smalltalk, instead of pining for it :)James Robertsonhttp://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/blog/blogView

    James Robertson

    September 29, 2006 at 11:33 pm


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