Last updated at 5:02 pm UTC on 7 October 2003
Alan Kay awarded Dan a Limoges balloon for his 25 years of pioneering work on Smalltalk implementation. Or was it in honor of Dan conceiving The Smalltalk Balloon?
For many years Dan was the public personality of Squeak Central... the guy who communicated most with all the unwashed masses, manages releases, and all that grunt work. Now he has withdrawn from those roles in order to encourage others to take over, both inside and outside of SqC. It seems to be working.
Dan was also a recipient of the 2002 Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award.