[sf-lug] jim goes to school and talks
sverma at sfsu.edu
Mon Oct 22 14:54:31 PDT 2007
jim stockford wrote:
> they used to send me outside when i did this....
> i'm gonna talk at USF:
> SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
> UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
> TUESDAY, October 30, 12:20-1:20 pm
> James Stockford
> Harney Science Center Room 235
> 2741 Golden Gate (at Kittredge) in SF
> of course, it's just me going "blah, blah, blah," but here's the blurb:
> "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads
> on to fortune...."
> --William Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar
> In the beginning, there was no software 100 years ago there were only
> mechanical contraptions and counting machines that were not so
> different from some of the contraptions of ancient Egypt and Phoenicia.
> 100 years ago people rode horses through city streets.
> The last 100 years seem to have seen more change than the previous
> 5000. Almost all of the computer industry has occurred in the last 50
> years. It may be the last ten years has seen as much change as the
> prior 90.
> The big events were driven by non-technical factors such as faith,
> vision, luck, and a kind of inevitability that comes from standing on
> our predecessors' shoulders.
> The tides of opportunities are coming faster and faster. This talk
> presents a few stories that show how people have seen them or missed
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Will the revolution be televised/recorded?
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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