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Subject:   RE: Squeak! (Really...) - a little history
Author: ihor
Date: Sep 28 2004
>I attended a "Squeakfest" a couple of weekends ago.  Squeak is a visual,
>drag-and-drop programming language... video information about it claims
it
>is descended from LOGO.

Alan Kay tells the story of the "religious" experience he had when he visited
Seymour Papert at MIT in the late 60s. Watching what Papert was doing with kids
with Logo made him realize that a personal computer ought to be something that
children should be able to use creatively. It inspired him along with his
colleagues at Xerox Parc to develop Smalltalk which eventually evolved into
Squeak.

-Ihor

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