September 26, 2007
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OOPSLA

I've been invited to speak at OOPSLA, which is of course a terrific honor and a daunting challenge. (OOPSLA is Object Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications; it's the conference where language happens)

I'll be talking about NeoVictorian Programming — the flip side of Postmodern Programming — and the way it relates to nobitic information, the intimate, everyday information for which Tinderbox is intended.

Remember the software factory? You know, there are people who still believe in that vision. Hell, I must get a call every week from someone in Bangalore who wants me to rent their software assembly line. Meanwhile, my academic colleagues are worried by declining computer science enrollments. My favorite physics professor told me that Kids Today Don't Program. I think we can build a better software world; I'm going to look back at 19th century art and industry to find a path.

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