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Re: [Groff] developers only?

From: M Bianchi
Subject: Re: [Groff] developers only?
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 08:03:52 -0500

On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 09:22:23PM -0500, Larry Kollar wrote:
>       :
> I seem to remember
> a paper by Brian Kernighan
> that suggested putting each phrase
> on its own line
>       :

That's most probably where I got the idea.

Speaking of Brian, the man I want to be when I grow up, he is speaking at the
Trenton, New Jersey, Computer Festival on April 16th, 2:30 pm.

        Computers: What Matters, and Why
                 Brian Kernighan, Princeton University


        Computers are pervasive in our lives.  We are encouraged and sometimes
        forced to use PC's and the Internet to manage our affairs, in spite of
        an onslaught of advertising, spyware, and viruses.  We often give up
        private information too readily, and we consciously copy other
        people's data widely, to the point that we risk ceding historic fair
        use rights to digital "rights management" systems.  We entrust our
        persons to computerized systems for driving, flying, and taking the
        train, and we entrust control of our future to elections counted by
        electronic voting machines.

        Yet we are sometimes surprisingly unaware of the widespread role of
        computers, let alone of what they can and can't do, and how they do
        it.  In this talk I will explore some of the central ideas of
        computing and communications, and try to explain why it is important
        that everyone should have some basic understanding of them.

Details at:

 Mike Bianchi
 Foveal Systems

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