In the presence of genius (06 Mar 2008)

The company I work for, CoCreate Software, was recently acquired by PTC. As we are going through the integration process, I noticed with awe that as a result of the acquisition, apparently I now work for the same company as Kent Pitman! Wow.

For those of you with a Lisp background, that name should ring a couple of bells. Kent was the project editor for the ANSI Common Lisp standard and creator of the Common Lisp HyperSpec. He also made numerous other contributions to the Lisp community. For example, he headed the committee which designed Lisp's condition system.

Lisp is still big at CoCreate, and we have a number of Lisp programmers ourselves. While Lisp's core ideas and design principles have all become mainstream recently, Lisp as a language still isn't, and so it's great to find that there are other Lisp holdouts in the same company. Particularly if they happen to harbor a legend like Kent Pitman... adore.gif I sure hope I'll have a chance to meet Kent one day!



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