New eToys [Was: Re: [Etoys] EToys question -- clearly I'm missing some key concept]

karl karl.ramberg at
Fri Jan 26 10:23:17 EST 2007

Alan Kay skrev:
> Unfortunately browsers don't work that way. If JS and DOM were as 
> capable and fast as Squeak this would be easy. But the very reason we 
> have to download an executable plugin to run Squeak/Etoys is that the 
> capabilities of the browser are still lacking. To me, this is a huge 
> problem that needs to be resolved (in part because many American and 
> other school children are prevented from any downloads that involve 
> plugins and/or executables by the sysAdmins of their school district).
> Last year, we did do a Logo entirely in the browser JS and DOM to see 
> what could be done. This worked. So the answer is: some things but not 
> enough. 
A few years ago I read about a smalltalk like development environment 
written in javascript, with code browsers etc. The whole project was 
only like 250 k and opened in a web browser window. I looked quite 
interesting, but I can't find a link to that project any longer :-(


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