[plt-scheme] International Summer School on Advances in Programming Languages (precedes ICFP'09)

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Wed May 13 10:55:20 EDT 2009

Grant, your pointers are all interesting, but your comments don't make
sense in the context of academia, which is the relevant context here.


On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>> What I find baffling is that [non-Schemers] routinely ignore the Scheme world entirely.
> How much resources does the Scheme world invest in marketing their
> value to [non-Schemers]?
> What you said sounds like something I would say, which is a red flag,
> because what you describe sounds more like other people should
> recognize the obvious value than being sold on it, and seemingly this
> is not how the world works.
> I recently read two developer-friendly pieces of material that touch on this:
> http://www.wisdomandwonder.com/link/2077/succeeding-as-a-scientist
> and
> http://pragprog.com/titles/cfcar2/the-passionate-programmer
> I preferred the former, it is a great presentation.
> The latter focuses on having a successful career in programming, but
> all of the ideas about selling your product are the same.
> Tangent: DrScheme is a missed opportunity. It is such a great tool and
> it is not sold at all.It ought to be; PLT has certainly invested
> enough time and resources into making it awesome.

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