The name was also a reaction against the “IndoEuropean god theory” where systems were named Zeus, Odin, and Thor, and hardly did anything. I figured that “Smalltalk” was so innocuous a label that if it ever did anything nice people would be pleasantly surprised.
The greatest progress is in the sciences that study the simplest systems. So take, say physics — greatest progress there. But one of the reasons is that the physicists have an advantage that no other branch of sciences has. If something gets too complicated, they hand it to someone else.
I want to wander through the night
As a figure in the distance even to my own eye
Have you ever rented a room
Have you ever even rented a room
That was when I thought heaven
would be living on a houseboat with a basset hound,
Songs mean a lot
When songs are bought
And so are you