So, my friend... in 2007, we started having a yearly Smalltalk conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In its first edition, we had about 300 registrations and a huge variety of high quality presentations. Last year's edition had material I didn't even dare suspect Smalltalk was being used for. Some of the presentations I remember fondly are:
- How Smalltalk was used to improve the quality of service given by emergency dispatchers for a very large city, leading to e.g.: less deaths.
- Percolation of viscous liquids through porous materials. This research effort produced original results.
- How to write your own hard drive controller driver from Smalltalk in 5 minutes, after booting directly into Smalltalk without running an operating system.
- A Commodore 64 emulator that works faithfully (I owned a Commodore 128, I know the Commodore 64 very well) and in real time.