- Three counter-intuitive things
- Talk to yourself like you are someone you love when you are feeling unworthy
- Reach out to someone you trust
- Tell your story
- Shame cannot survive being spoken
- Shame requires: Secrecy, silence, judgement
- Antidote: Empathy
“You need this programming language…”
… at least, that’s what they tell you.
- The Ugly Duckling
- PCs made things slower. More available, and slower. That was the challenge.
- APL made serious money
- Dyadic Systems Limited + Zilog = Dyalog
- Happy accident at the near portmanteau of dialog
- Interpreter implementation
- By committee an spec: 28 man months
- By free team making their own decisions: 14 man months
- “subtle and profound differences”
- Our favorite kind! 😊
- Nested-array schism decision
- single page marketing strategy, five page technical guide
- Regarding Dyalog sales in the educational market
- “most university computer departments regarded APL as some kind of devil worship”
- “like ducks to water”
- “moving all in”
- Runtime licenses are important once you sell everyone your product
- Graphics demo duck
- “we had a dress code. When we became Dyalog, we became scruffy”
- Helpful read to get a sense of the APL landscape as it exists today
I posted results of experimental work to get a small, but production-grade APL on my iPad. But I did not provide full details. Apologies for that. Explicit details are now offered at the website: http://www.gemesyscanada.com
Here is the link.
Creatives should follow.
“You share with people who earn the right to hear your story”.
Here’s to “move the body” friends.
Here’s to people who want to be, no matter how much later.
Here is the link.
- Contains all of the best attributes of written language
- Contains all of the best attributes of LISP… just more so
- Is a lyrical language
A 1975 screencast about APL. Delightful.
Computers and phones didn’t always have screens.
The Wikipedia Page on APL is fascinating.