If I can significantly raise Smalltalk’s profile and grow the user base by tens of thousands, I will consider that a resounding success. Sure, it may never win over a million users. It may never become a mainstream language. But my campaign could dispel the perception of Smalltalk as a dead or moribund language.
Both efforts have been a major part of the pro bono IT work that I’ve done since retiring in 2000. I like to give back to the profession that has been so good to me and that I love passionately.