[vcf-midatlantic] Help! We need a VCF East keynote speaker

jsalzman at gmail.com jsalzman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 14:45:00 EST 2018

While it would be best to have an actual person who was a pioneer in
computing related to this forum, they are becoming few and far between. If
it's hard to find a keynote speaker now... imagine the future years.

I would be partial to the idea of a possible bridge between the "now and
then" as a keynote speaker. "Now" being people who are alive and "Then"
meaning those who passed away. Such a person could be in the form of a
computer historian. After all, wasn't Jason Scott a keynote speaker a few
years back?

I would nominate David Greelish for example. He has been active as a
computer historian, and has done extensive research and published articles
for people like Stan Veit. Stan can't tell his story anymore, which is an
interesting one at that, but people like David can abstract the history of
many major players in early computing and present that information to the
newer generations that (I hope) will be attending in future years.

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:50 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> We've had the K from AWK, why not the A and W as well? IIRC Aho is still on
>> the east coast.
> Maybe! He teaches at Columbia -- same as Stroustrup and our very own
> Stephen Edwards.

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