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OOPSLA / Lightning Talks

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 14:43:31 -0300 (CLST)

Surreal.  Maybe the program changed (although I checked online and it 
seemed OK; there was a notice outside the door, etc).  Anyway, hardly
anyone was at this.  No moderator.  Only one person who was registered for
a talk.

So some other guy stood up and ranted a bit about smalltalk and OO
persistence.  Then the registered speaker stared talking about something.
I have no idea what - I tried asking a questoin I htought might clarify 
things, but apparently I just didn't understand (and, indeed, it seemed
that rational understanding, was not the idea; rather i needed to ground
myself in it.  Or something).

Anyway, at some point people mentioned a book - The Laws of Form, that
sounds vaguely interesting.  Includes Pierce, logic, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_Form

Andrew

PS Then went to a Google guy (author of an excellent Java book) who was
talking about designing APIs, but it was pretty basic.  I worry that means
I am arrogant - I am sure my code has some of the problems he mentions,
but I'm not sure him mentioning them will help me.  It's not a logical
thing.  You need to ground it...

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