[plt-scheme] Ryan's dissertation

From: Greg Hendershott (greghendershott at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 16 14:53:46 EDT 2010

Perspective from a non-faculty PLT n%b:

Too many inboxes suck. But some of us like to have two. One is for
stuff I need to do or delete quickly, which is via email.  And the
other is for "catching up when I have time" stuff.  I totally get that
this latter can be done via email. But some folks prefer a feed
reader; it just feels like a better fit, especially for casual or
early interest in something.  e.g. I lurked for awhile here via a feed
off Google Groups before deciding I was interested enough to subscribe
to the listserv. The latter is more of a deliberate commitment, and a
step I probably wouldn't have taken if I didn't have the feed step to
take first.

So in terms of outreach to new people, I think feeds are a great
complement. Also I suspect more people will stumble across the blog
than the listserv and its GGroup feed, but that's just my hunch.

(I do realize that by speaking up I have sabotaged the already tiny
chance I had for tenure.)

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> This conversation has all the attractiveness of many faculty meetings
> I've sat thru (no one is better than an academic at batting an idea
> around a room like a beach ball without making any progress), but if
> it were up to me, I'd say we just put them all the blog. And rename
> the blog to the plt blog.
> Robby
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 7:56 AM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If we're going to do this, I wouldn't put it on the blog, but I'd
>> email the academic PLT community.
>> Jay
>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 6:29 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>>> A small comment on the choice of venue.  The blog is currently the PLT
>>> *Scheme* Blog.  If, say, Jay writes a paper about analyzing
>>> cryptographic protocols written in CPPL using tools written in Coq,
>>> that's a PLT paper but not a PLT Scheme paper -- so does it go on the
>>> Blog or not?
>>> Shriram
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