Alan Kay recently won the Turing award for his work on Smalltalk and subsequent projects. I spent some time with the free smalltalk implementation Squeak this weekend, and was particularly impressed with the very dynamic nature of things — being able to modify the actual root Object is not something that’s common in more mainstream environments. Felt very much like a Lisp environment like Emacs, but object oriented. Anyway, it all led to me writing a column on Smalltalk and it’s impact for IDG.se. As usual, in Swedish.
Update: Oh, look, it made the frontpage