[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2019 keynote suggestions?

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 12:43:35 EST 2019

Why is hardware development any less relevant than software? Chip design IS computer history as much as or more so than software. Just because she was from Commodore doesn’t make it a narrow topic. If an Intel or TI chip designer was available, would you accept them? And I appreciate the C history but I see Tony’s point. All talks we have had could be considered narrow by some definition. Why dismiss a Commodore chip designer so hastily?

On Jan 7, 2019, at 12:35 PM, Tony Bogan <thebogans at mac.com> wrote:

> On Jan 7, 2019, at 12:31 PM, Evan <evan at vcfed.org> wrote:
>> I understand Evan’s desire for mass appeal but at the same time I can say without a doubt I and many others had zero interest in hearing about the development of C or C+ and similar topics.
> Those were two of the best-attend keynotes we ever had.

Perhaps, but that doesn’t change the fact that neither I nor many others are programmers. The point was apparently missed, and I blame myself for not being clearer. The C keynote was an example of a topic, not meant as an example of a poorly attended keynote (and I never mentioned if they were or were not heavily attended)

The fact that the tent is no longer used will also hopefully increase the attendance of all keynotes!! 

But to my point that I apparently did not make clear, focus on the one sentence that matters. The fact that it’s already January and the process is just starting....... I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss anyone until we have someone we don’t want to dismiss.

End of line.

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