Lively will seem vaguely familiar to you if you've ever run Smalltalk. That's not an accident:
The idea of the Lively Kernel was inspired in part by the success of the Squeak Smalltalk programming environment. In this regard, we owe a debt to all the people who designed that system. The specific choice of a Morphic-style graphics architecture was inspired by the simplicity of such an architecture manifested originally in the Self system and later in the Squeak system.
The irony of this being developed at Sun (Sun! Those Java people!) will not be lost on the former-bitter-ibm-smalltalker contingent.
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the smalltalk crowd didn't get angry they got even... well they did get angry for a while.
Not quite over it :) What amazed me most is that in 2007 when I worked at IBM it was going on ten years later and Smalltalk vs Java was still a strong undercurrent in the company.
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