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I have a good feeling about this

Published on Nov 18, 2015

Opening Keynote for WebRebels 2013 in Oslo, Norway. Video: http://vimeo.com/76141334

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

I HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS!

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TOOLING IS READY TO MAKE THE JUMP TO HYPERSPACE

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THE FUTURE IS UNEVENLY APPLIED

35 MINUTES OF FUN(K)

WHERE WE CAME FROM

The Sixties

Data Processing
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The Mainframe Environment

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THE MAINFRAME APPLICATION AESTHETIC

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THE MAINFRAME TOOLING AESTHETIC

Balance

APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS WERE IN
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But there were dreamers

The Seventies

Something was brewing...

SMALLTALK.

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1971

THE BET: "SIMULA IN A PAGE OF CODE"

1972

A WORKING LANGUAGE
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1976

INHERITANCE, MODERN SEMANTICS, THE ENVIRONMENT
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1980

METACLASSES: EVERYTHING REALLY IS AN OBJECT

GOOD IDEA

SMALLTALK WASN'T THEIR ONLY

AND THEY WEREN'T DONE YET!

THEY WEREN'T THE ONLY ONES GROWING EVERYTHING TOGETHER

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applications and tools were both state-of-the-art

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eighties STATE-OF-THE-ART

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"NEVER TRUST A COMPUTER YOU CAN'T LIFT"

apps and tools remained in balance

(and in smalltalk's shadow)
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...AND THREE DECADES LATER...

WHERE WE ARE AT THE MOMENT

Hardware is AMAZING!

software is social at scale

WE COLLABORATE IN REAL TIME

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We use neural nets to predict the weather

we can take a virtual trip anywhere in the world

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APPS ARE FUCKING--

(I have no words for how amazing software is)

HOW ARE WE DOING?

How about building software?
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Popular languages

colorful EXERCISEs IN RECYCLing IDEAS
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EDITORS

SMALLTALK'S 1985 BROWSER PLUS CHROME AND TAIL FINS
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we use schemas for every kind of data

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"Make sure you use spaces not tabs"

And for the most valuable data we process?
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Fail.

EVERY INTERESTING TOOL HAS TO DO ITS OWN PARSING

hammers and anvils

We have mastered the art of optimizing
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EPIC FAIL.

DOING THE SAME THING FOR 30 YEARs BUt EXPECTING BETTER RESULTS?
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tools circle the drain

IN SUM: APPS ARE AMAZING, BUT
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TOOLS AND APPS ARE NOT BALANCED*

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WE DON'T HAVE TO ABANDON PROGRESS

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(4) LET'S MAKE THE JUMP TO

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Destionation:

A tool "good enough to criticize"

HERE ARE THE COORDINATES FOR THE NAVI-COMPUTER

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SOCIAL AT SCALE

all tools should be

MINE THE NETWORK

we should
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Example Ideas

Real-time collaboration

should be the default
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EXAMPLE: Escape the editor

programs don't need to fit on this

Programs should fill this

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Big Programs

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summary

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hold it.

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Objection!

THese dreams are too far away!
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It's all right here

Look it up

We already know how to do all of this
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We are already writing software like this.

DON'T ASK US WHT WE WANT

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we won't make progress

dragging 30 years worth of baggage
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DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

"Do not follow in the footsteps of the Sages."

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"SEEK WHAT THEY SoUGHT"

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