Since retiring from IT, I’ve spent the last few years doing pro bono IT work for worthy causes. For example, I was involved in an international online sex counselling service where I provided all of the IT services. I also wrote mobile apps for stress management as an extension of that work.

Last year, I served as Campaign Director for Smalltalk Renaissance to promote the Smalltalk programming language. I led an extremely vigorous campaign.

This year, I’m campaigning against JavaScript because I firmly believe that its inappropriate use as a software engineering language is a threat and a danger to the IT profession that I know and love. Many people share my sentiments, as evidenced by the number of followers and positive responses I’ve received; for this, I am deeply gratified. Again, I’m leading an extremely vigorous campaign. Either you’re all in, or you’re all out. I don’t do anything half-assed.

So if my articles seem overly aggressive, that’s because I’m doing the best job I can to shake the public from its mental fog. I do this out of love; I do this as a public service. It’s certainly no skin off my nose.

And I do it pro bono. I’ve spent a great deal of time and energy on this campaign, as I did for last year’s Smalltalk campaign, as I did for Dr. Frank Sommers’ counselling service. And, no, the two campaigns (Smalltalk and JavaScript) are not related. They simply represent two causes that I deem to be extremely worthy.

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