The life of a cute and mysterious living creature
I'd not attribute "childish" to the look. "Playful" or "colourful" have less of a negative connotation, right? :-)
The long standing educational purpose of Squeak, which targeted children, has certainly affected the look-and-feel. Etoys has been overly influential in this respect but most likely at the expense of Squeak developers' needs.I believe “childish” is a better term when considering Squeak developers rather than children. Yes, it is negative. But, hey, would a commercial airline pilot enjoy his measurement tools if those had a playful look?
A side note for the requirements sheet. We could come up with some catchy phrase to go along these screenshots, something like: "Look For Yourself, We Need Your Help!"Ian.