At my workplace we have started an advents calendar with famous computer scientist. Every day I choose a new entry I prepare it in the night before and tonight my choice was Alan Kay. He developed Smalltalk and object oriented programming systems. One famous cite of him:
„I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.“
I started with C++ as first object oriented language, too, and was pretty sure its a nice language. Its still an very important language but now I have seen some more object oriented languages and know that there are much better solutions… Thats why I can give full acknowledgment to his statement.