Some other 'softies blogging OOPSLA:
Finally, Brant Carter took me to task for pointing out that Alan Kay ended his Turing Lecture with a product demo. Brant makes good points and I agree with all him. I think all the 'softies blogging OOPSLA have acknowledged how poorly this went and I certainly didn't mean to imply that somehow we were vindicated by Alan's demoing stuff in his lecture. I plan on giving Squeak a deep look when I get some free time - I have an 18 month old son so Alan's lecture on teaching computer science resonated with me.