(j3.2006) Another geezer geek reunion?

Bill Long longb
Fri Dec 22 11:53:23 EST 2006

Van Snyder wrote:

>Peter Crouch <pccrouch at bcs.org.uk> is organizing a UK celebration of 50
>years of Fortran, about which I recently sent an announcement to the J3
>list.  He is surprised that there is no news of a US celebration.  Is J3
>interested to repeat the geezer geek reunion?

 From J3's point of view the celebration really should have been last 
October, 50 years after the document publication date. (We did, in fact, 
note the October 15 date internally at Cray.)  But, the November J3 
meeting was packed with editing work for 007, so there is not much time 
for a party.  I strongly suspect the February and May meetings will be 
equally busy and that a concurrent geezer reunion would be distracting.  
Also, it would seem to make more sense to have a geezer reunion at a 
joint WG5/J3 meeting.  Maybe at the end of the F2008 process would be a 
better time.


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