Of course, advocacy worked. That’s why Smalltalk was a very popular OOP language in the 1980s and 1990s, as I indicated in the article.
It’s not nostalgia that I’m employing. I’m trying to show that Smalltalk has the potential to be popular again. There is absolutely no reason why it can’t.
Being a whole lot better than the likes of C++/Java isn’t even table stakes anymore.
Then what are the table stakes? On what basis does Pharo (Smalltalk) need to compete?