andy at reportlab.com
Tue Apr 12 00:47:29 CEST 2005
At XML Europe last year, there was a keynote I really
enjoyed from Steven Pemberton at the W3C. He's chair of
various key W3C committees with an impressive resume.
He was a colleague of Guido's in the early days at CWI (and
had photos of both of them with some very weird hairstyles,
as well as plenty of anecdotes about ABC and GvR). Mercifully
he didn't talk about XML much, in fact I think he was
telling them they had overcomplicated it.
His talk was about 'keeping things simple' and human-oriented
in programming in general. It was quite inspiring and very funny.
He's based in Holland so not far to travel. I have a hunch
he might find it appealing.
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