[self-interest] Lessons learnt from the Self archive

Jason Grossman spam-me at xeny.net
Thu Jun 16 04:47:04 UTC 2016

Great story.

In contrast, Io was invented long after Google ... not to mention Go!


On 16 Jun 2016, at 14:38, David Ungar ungar at me.com [self-interest] 

> You may enjoy this story:
> A few years back (or maybe a bit further back), we were giving a talk 
> about Self—I think it was Randy and I—and someone asked us a 
> question about how hard it was to find out about Self because a Google 
> search would return so many irrelevant hits. Why didn’t we pick a 
> better name? we were asked. The answer was that when we named Self, 
> Google didn’t exist. HTML didn’t exist. (According to the 
> internet, Berners-Lee spec’ed HTML in 1990 & we invented the 
> language in ’86.)

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