[plt-scheme] Vancouver Lisp Users Group meeting for November 2008 - 0x20 Years of Lisp Systems, a Personal Journey

From: Bill Clementson (billclem at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Nov 19 19:11:17 EST 2008

Hi all,

Norman Jaffe has been using Lisp and Lisp Machines for more years than
most lispvan members have been alive! Working on such a broad range of
Lisp systems has given him a fairly unique perspective on Lisp as a
language and Lisp Machines as a working environment (Norm gave an
earlier presentation on "Wearing Lisp" at the April 2006 lispvan
meeting). During this presentation, Norm will be showing off some
actual Lisp Machines and Lisp Environments and talking about his
experiences with them.

We will have the meeting at a new location, The Hackery, (with a
projector and a special meeting room!), so make certain you take note
of the new location.

Here's the "official" meeting notice:

Topic: 0x20 Years of Lisp Systems, a Personal Journey
Presenter: Norman Jaffe
Date: Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Time: 7pm - 10pm (or whenever)
Venue: The Hackery, 304 Victoria Dr (entrance off Franklin), Vancouver
Summary: While at the University of Washington and Simon Fraser
University in the early '70s, I was exposed to a wide variety of
computer languages and systems. Most have 'fallen by the wayside', but
four have influenced my travels through the computing landscape -
Lisp, Smalltalk, Snobol and APL. Tonight I'll talk about where LISP
has taken me, from informal 'Greenspun' code to dedicated hardware. I
hope to show the breadth of Lisp systems and the exciting new
directions that I see.

Join us for a beer (bring your own - there's a fridge) and/or coffee
and a chance to see some old and new lisp machines and lisp
environments and to discuss what was, what is, and what could be!

For updates (and additional links), see my blog posting:

Bill Clementson

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