Hat Tip to The Weekly Squeak for this (http://news.squeak.org).
He hints that the objects he pulls out of a library are actually pulled live off of a server somewhere. When he tries to select a few objects, a nasty exception stack shows up. He just chuckled and said, “Someone’s working on this right now,” and picks a different one. Pretty cool, that.
Another cool thing he showed off was the “live coding” you can do. You can pull up the class for an object that has instances being executed in threads, edit its code, and update the instances while they’re running.
What I love about this is it reminds me of what the atmosphere around computing and programming was like 25 years ago, at least what I saw at the time. The idea was to have a collection of materials that followed some rules, to be conscious that they were all things you could manipulate using computational principles/code, and to have some fun making something out of them. Enjoy.