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Comments on: Film Synopsis http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress Catherine Lathwell's APL/A/J/K/Q Film Diaries Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:58:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 By: This is not a film: Storytelling X.1 | Chasing Men Who Stare at Arrays http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-1696 Tue, 31 May 2011 14:32:21 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-1696 […] Film Synopsis […]

By: Linda D. Misek-Falkoff http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-1242 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 12:03:09 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-1242 Very much interested in following your posts.

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.
Thanking Catherine.

By: Rustom http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-1037 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 02:59:59 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-1037 > My hunch is that there was some parallel work about thought
> going on at Harvard in the 1950′s that seed some important
> ideas, maybe into the air or water, about language and thought,
> but I haven’t proved anything really. Maybe a trip to Boston
> will be fruitful.

Benjamin Lee Whorf was from Winthorp Massachusetts — he died in the early 1940s. I guess you know about him?

By: Barry Pearson http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-1251 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:44:23 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-1251 Originally posted on Vector’s blog: http://vectoreditor.blogspot.com/2010/06/film-synopsis.html

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.

Barry Pearson
President, RFV

By: Virtual Reality Thinking | ZDNet http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-239 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 07:16:38 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-239 […] got a note earlier this week from a former frequent contributor to these forums pointing me at an interesting site discussing a movie about the people who, and the ideas that, made APL great.One of the things linked from that site is […]

By: aprogramminglanguage http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-230 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 21:35:38 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-230 Mike! I LOVE PEI! Gotta get back there! I’ll have to ask my new Executive Producer if I can go…

(Ooops… Did I say my new Executive Producer?)

By: aprogramminglanguage http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-226 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:27:50 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-226 Mike! You’re right, I don’t remember you and Mimi babysitting. But oddly, I remember the name Mimi.

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.

By: Mike Jenkins http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-224 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:14:43 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-224 Hi Catherine, You may not remember, but my first wife Mimi and I babysat you and Jody when your parents went off to Woodstock. We later visited your mother when you lived outside Philadelphia.
After leaving IBM I returned to Canada and spent 27 years at Queen’s where I developed Q’Nial in conjunction with Trenchard More. Although it never reached the success of J and other APL-related languages, it is still recognized as being a member of the array languages family.
I wish you great success with your project. Feel free to contact me about my work if it is relevant to your project.

By: aprogramminglanguage http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-222 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:25:42 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-222 Lovely contribution Lyman, thank you.

When do I get to meet your dad?

When I get home later I’ll add your link to my grand index!

By: LymanHurd http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/film-synopsis/comment-page-1/#comment-221 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:18:12 +0000 http://aprogramminglanguage.wordpress.com/?page_id=92#comment-221 Any discussion of the uses of APL, I believe would be incomplete 🙂 without a mention of my father’s work using APL as a means to teach Greek to divinity students. Working originally with 2741 terminals, he even custom designed a type ball to render Greek and English. And, conveniently, he lives in Toronto.

Some background is on my blog:


but you should feel free to send me email if you want more information.