[e-lang] Changes: Combex de-animates. MarkM moves E work to JHU and HP
Mark S. Miller
Mon, 12 May 2003 22:59:00 -0700
[cross posted to e-lang and squeak-e]
First the bad news: Combex has run out of money, and has entered the
corporate equivalent of cryonic suspension. MarcS is still looking for funds
to re-animate it; so if you've got any leads, please contact him.
Now the good news:
Through the magic of open source, E has now survived three corporate sponsors.
Jonathan Shapiro, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, talked me into
enrolling there as a grad student, working towards a PhD, which I have done.
My thesis will be E, and Shap is my thesis advisor. I will be making
periodic trips to JHU, and I will be spending a semester out there at some
point. But otherwise I remain in silicon valley, and am pursuing my degree
by remote control. There seem to be many potential synergies between E and
other research happening at JHU.
Thanks to Alan Karp (thanks!!), I have now joined HP Labs as an Intern. This
is a position designed for students, in which I'm expected to spend a good
deal of my time working towards my degree -- in my case, working on E. My
research will be directed by Alan Karp. I gather there are also many
potential synergies between E and other research at HP Labs, but I'll know
(But what are the other consequences of being interned at HP? If it's
anything like being interned in Java or Lisp, my identity will soon become
canonical. I will be all Mark Millers.)
I will be travelling from now till 5/18. Monday 5/19 is my first day at HP.
I expect to become active on our lists again starting then.
Text by me above is hereby placed in the public domain