February 1, 2011
Dan Ingalls is a programming legend.
Some of his accomplishments are:
— created Smalltalk-72, Smalltalk-80
— created Squeak Smalltalk
— created BitBlt graphics
— created first pop-up menus
In this video, he talks about building the first Smalltalk in 1971-72.
A few interesting details:
As an historical coincidence, I was also working with APL in 1973 and it really shaped my views on what an interactive environment should be like.
Fascinating video that is well worth watching.