Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 5:46PM
A wistful post from 2002 by Michael Nygard::
I think I'd like to do some Smalltalk (or Squeak) development sometime. Just for myself. It would be good for me -- like an artist going to a retreat and setting aside all notions of practicality. I know I'll never work in Squeak professionally. That's why it would be like saying to yourself, "In this now, purity of expression is all that matters. Tomorrow, I will worry about making something I can sell. Tomorrow I will design so the mediocre masses that follow me cannot corrupt it. Today, I will work for the joy I find in the work."
The burdens of responsibility leave no room for such indulgence. So I turn back to Java and C#. I'll write another Address class and deal with another session manager, and more cookies. Always with the cookies.