I'm a Squeak watcher. Smalltalk has been my software world now for a decade, and I've been through several "I think I get it now" experiences in the space of those ten years. Now what strikes me is that Smalltalk is no longer cutting edge, and that Squeak aims to bring Smalltalk into the future. I think that for the first time in a very long while I'm beginning to look at other languages, looking for new insights into thinking about software and systems.
I'm really enjoying this Wiki server. Thanks for putting it on-line!
More recently... I love Smalltalk. I know that it will continue to stretch my imagination for some time to come. Having said that, I am fascinated with what language features Smalltalk needs to bring it into the future. I wish there was more interest about this at Smalltalk Solutions 98. People seemed content with Smalltalk just the way it is. I was glad to hear Eliot Miranda of ObjectShare speak about adding delegation to VisualWorks Smalltalk.
Also, what can we do as a user community to promote Smalltalk? Any ideas?
Carl Gundel wrote Liberty BASIC, a 1995 & 1996 PC Magazine Shareware Awards Finalist, in Smalltalk!