David J. Pennell
Last updated at 7:17 pm UTC on 26 October 1999
I started programming Fortran with punched cards in the early 70's, writing systems for modeling power system operations and steam turbine cycles. I migrated to the networking industry in the 80's. I no longer write programs for sustenance.
I discovered Smalltalk a few years ago and managed to purchase a copy of Digitalk's Visual Smalltalk and various complementerary products, including Window Builder.
After daliances with C++, Perl, Python, Java and others, I discovered Squeak. The language and the community have me hooked. I think Andy Bower is right - ``Smalltalk is dangerous. It is a drug. My advice to you would be don't try it; it could ruin your life.''
I recently contributed a FreeCell game to Squeak. I hope to make other contributions soon...