Language certainly has a soothing effect, or let’s say a simplifying effect, calming concerns for complexities beneath or beyond.
Were it exclusive and exhaustive across the tool-task-base perhaps we all could sleep through the nights – finessing Hamlet’s words on troubled dreams.
With very best wishes and *respectfuly interfacing,* LDMF.
Benjamin Lee Whorf was from Winthorp Massachusetts — he died in the early 1940s. I guess you know about him?]]>
Rosedale Film Ventures, Ltd.
Re: A Programming Language (The Men Who Stare at Arrays)
I’m very pleased to accept your invitation to participate in this project as Executive Producer.
I’m impressed with the extraordinary uniqueness of the subject matter and your lifelong involvement in it. Your passion for the topic and the people associated with it is a huge asset. I particularly like your exploration of the genesis of APL and its eventual impact on the growth of computer languages.
More importantly, I’m excited about the way that you’re bringing out the human element of the story. I can see that this will be a film that can evoke emotional connection as well intellectual understanding of an “invention” that is the source of powerful changes in the human condition, and the world. It is an invention not unlike the printing press, which overturned centuries-old power structures and brought enlightenment to society.
I’m delighted to be working with you and I look forward to making this landmark film.
(Ooops… Did I say my new Executive Producer?)]]>
Another array language I didn’t know about! That’s fantastic.
Are you still in Kingston?
I’m so happy you’ve written. It just so happens that I shot a little interview with my dad when the APLBUG folks in Mountain View asked me to speak to them last year when I decided to do this. And guess what? My dad tells this story about buying Cadillacs from Adin for $50 & $100 bucks and then selling one to you. He goes on to mention that you spent a fortune to get that car certified in Canada.
So far, I’m using the clip in my demo to show that I mean business. It makes the Canadians, at least, laugh.]]>
When do I get to meet your dad?
When I get home later I’ll add your link to my grand index!]]>
Some background is on my blog:
but you should feel free to send me email if you want more information.]]>