[IAEP] etoys now available in Debian's non-free repository
K. K. Subramaniam
subbukk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 10:49:30 EDT 2008
On Saturday 28 Jun 2008 8:05:41 am Alan Kay wrote:
> The "sources" and "changes" files (the changes are the incremental history
> to the sources) don't have to be external to the image, but they have been
> made so since Smalltalk started to be implemented on computers that had
> fallen back to the bad old idea of operating systems and file systems. This
> is easy to find out about in a variety of ways.
> But there is something further to ponder about this method from the 70s.
> And that is the idea that as scaling advances under Moore's Law, it will be
> less and less a good idea to rebuild from scratch (and more and more
Well, there will always be people who will seek to build (or trace the path of
evolution) from scratch, if only to study how the whole "thing" evolved.
Others may want to study a suspended image to see what is in it and how it
managed to get into such a state. Some people just choose to become
archaeologists, paleontologists and even pathologists.
For those who have been working with live images for decades, this direction
of learning may not be of interest, but it would help if they can point out
the way and let others make their own journey.
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