Richard Kenneth Eng, I raised an eyebrow when you wrote “I hope other schools are not as misguided as Stanford.”
David Ungar worked with David Patterson at UC Berkeley on a high performance Smalltalk system (Smalltalk on a RISC) based on Berkeley RISC. David Ungar subsequently went to Stanford as a professor and was instrumental in developing the Self language while at Stanford. David’s 1987 OOPSLA paper was selected as one of the most influential papers presented between 1986 to 1996.
Stanford will continue, I believe, to be years ahead of the rest of the World.