I miss him.
I would say I should go back to learning Ruby, but I think the spirit of his philosophy can be found in other languages, such as Rebol, Factor, Racket, [every smalltalk variant], Newspeak, and of course, tal.
That said, I should learn Ruby again. It is the only Python I enjoy.
@CosmicTortoise I ended up thinking about him after flipping through Thinking Forth, I don't know many examples of things that are visually inclined to teach programmatic things.
@CosmicTortoise @neauoire Not at all. For me programming is a toy with infintive amount of gamemodes. I love discovering new structures, trying out algorithms, or, if I am lucky, to create something truly useful for me and others. It's like the ability to do magic.
And like magic, one can do it responsibly and nicely or can mess it up real bad.
programming ≠ programming for salary
I suppose it all depends on the kind of agency you have at your job, and at what level you operate at. My professor always emphasized that you want to be the architect, never the builder.
I suppose like anything else, the only time you want your hobbies to be your work is when you are your own boss.