Smalltalk’s influence has declined of late, at least in part because of the “all or nothing” architecture of the most influential distribution. We’ve got to the stage that we could change that.
Most programming languages have fixed definitions and hard boundaries. In thinking about building software for domains we don’t understand very well, a case can be made for a more relaxed, evolutionary approach to language design.
People sometimes ask me about my work/life balance. It was then I realised I don’t have one.