[plt-scheme] Re: 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 26 10:52:06 EST 2008

Hi all,

Just a reminder of tomorrow's lispvan meeting. Remember that it is at
a new location.

See you there!

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 4:11 PM, Bill Clementson <billclem at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://bc.tech.coop/blog/081119.html
> --
> Bill Clementson

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