How did Alan's Turing Award go?
Dan at SqueakLand.org
Fri Jun 11 17:27:29 UTC 2004
Glenn Ehrlich asked...
>Did anyone attend Alan's Turing Award banquet?
>Was there a lecture, if so, any links to it?
Alan did give a brief (*) talk in his inimitable style, giving credit to the many people who have inspired and supported him. It was from the heart and he received a standing ovation at the end. To the best of my knowledge the talk is not available on-line.
Note that the official "Turing Lecture" will be delivered as a precursor event to OOPSLA (Alan's choice) this October. Turing Lectures are not the same as, and not delivered at the same event as, the acceptance speech.
PS: This is turning out to be THE year for our fearless leader. I just heard that he has today been named "Laureate" (in the Advanced Technology category) by the Inamori Foundation and will receive the 2004 Kyoto Prize. See
(*) Maria Klawe, ACM president, was Master of Ceremonies. Regarding the time allotted for his acceptance speech, she said she held up three fingers and asked, "Alan, how many fingers am I holding up?" to which Alan responded, "about fifteen." ;-)
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