(j3.2006) Another geezer geek reunion?
Fri Dec 22 12:08:21 EST 2006
Bill Long wrote:
> 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.
Here, here! Organizing a reunion is a lot of work and for a good turnout, people
need plenty of notice. Another when F2008 is done sounds an excellent idea to me.
Happy Christmas to all,
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