RIP: Daniel Bobrow
Andrew K. Bressen
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Sun Apr 9 02:09:41 CDT 2017
If anyone else has any Daniel Bobrow stories, please send them
to me to pass along to his family; his daughter is collecting
Stan Sieler via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> writes:
>> From: Tony Aiuto <tony.aiuto at gmail.com>
>> Subject: RIP: Daniel Bobrow
> I worked with Danny for about a year, around 1974, sometime after UCSD put
> its B6700 onto the ARPAnet (we were something like the 35th computer).
> The AI community needed a BBNLISP with more addressing space than a DEC-10
> could provide, so they came to the king of virtual addressing: the
> We got the contract to implement BBNLISP, and Danny came to oversee.
> I remember him typing on a terminal, linking UCSD to about 10 other
> on the ARPANET, finally linked back to us ... sending a message to himself.
> He was demonstrating the lag time each computer added :)
> IIRC, sometime during the project, BBNLISP was renamed INTERLISP. I still
> have the wonderful manual, with the great artwork on the cover. Warren
> Teitelman (the author) doesn't have his name on the cover. But, the bottom
> portion has a guy is operating a meat grinder, with the input being the
> letters of "reference manual" in random order, and the output being
> "reference manual". Danny explained that Warren Teitelman hadn't gotten
> the joke :)
> Danny was funny, quick witted, friendly ... RIP.
> Oh, UCSD LISP? About a week before we released it, DEC (or BBN?) had a
> breakthrough and increased the addressability of their virtual memory,
> obviating the need for our version :(
> Stan Sieler
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