This year marked my 6th consecutive OOPSLA. Here are some of the things that stood out:
- Michael Jones demonstrated Google Earth in the Croquet workshop. He also gave a quick tour of Giga pixel photography. I found the latter very interesting.
- Robert Haas talked about creativity: “There are the dilluted people who think that they are the most creative in the world; and there are the annoying people who are the most creative.”
- Jimmy Wales talked about the Wikipedia and its struggles to free the culture. With only 2 employees Wikipedia has a broader reach that NYT, LA Times, WSJ, MSNBC.com and Chicago Tribune, all combined.
- Grady Booch gave a talk on creating a handbook of software architecture. My favorite quote: “the best way I often learn is to go into some area I don’t know about”
“there are so many way of describing architecture yet there’s no lnaguage for it.”