Smalltalk, like Logo, also has a powerful resonant metaphor, which is the message. All computation in Smalltalk is represented by objects sending and responding to messages from different objects. This is a strong metaphor, because role-playing and conversing are highly effective innate human amenities. As with Logo, large time and thought went into the crafting and honing of Smalltalk’s metaphors. Designing a studying system and not using a strong understanding of the ideas on this guide is like designing a mechanical system without understanding “the lever”.
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