[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: Fri Nov 28 13:10:21 EST 2008

Hi all,

I've posted a summary (with movie and ppt) of last night's lispvan
presentation on my blog:

Thanks Norm for a fantastic presentation! We had 15 attendees and the
new venue looks like a keeper! Plenty of space, no noise, a projector,
lots of free parking, and a fridge for our beer - what more could one
want from life? ;-)


On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Bill Clementson <billclem at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a reminder of tomorrow's lispvan meeting. Remember that it is at
> a new location.
> See you there!
> Bill
> 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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