There's some good media news about Smalltalk in Germany:
Smalltalk and VisualWorks covered in a German computing magazine
"c't magazin fuer computer technik" is one of the best-known and most-read magazines for computer and software freaks in Germany. The current issue #8 of April 5, 2004 shows a double coverage for Smalltalk respectively Cincom Smalltalk:
The article "Einfach abheben" ("Take off simply") written by Hajo Schulz and Joachim Tuchel (p. 234 - 239) is the first part of an introduction into object-oriented programming with Smalltalk. As an overview the authors present a comprehensible comparison between Smalltalk and other programming languages. Based on Cincom Smalltalk's VisualWorks the authors explain 'step by step" how to use VisualWorks and create small examples ('hallo World" and "turtle new") for a first start.
"Programmiererfutter" ("Fodder for programmers") by Hajo Schulz (p. 126 - 128) recommends Cincom Smalltalk's VisualWorks as one of three tools for a professional software development. VisualWorks 7.2. non-commercial is part of the CD delivered with the magazine. The article helps for the first usage of VisualWorks - how to start with the CD, where to save the software on the desktop etc. It is a very good "how to use" instruction for VisualWorks beginners - excellent to start with given you understand German.
The magazine's web site: www.ctmagazin.de - Soft-Link 0408126 and Soft-Link 0408234
Report on Cincom Smalltalk Evening at OOP 2004
OBJEKTspektrum, the most important OO magazine in Germanic Europe, published in his latest issue, # 2 March/April 2004 p. 19, a report on the Cincom Smalltalk evening which was organized by Cincom and Georg Heeg eK during OOP 2004 in January in Munich and which was a great success.