Friday, August 09, 2002

A moment for Dijkstra

Edsger W. Dijkstra, a legend in the field of computer science, passed away on August 06, 2002. A friend and I were discussing rumours a couple of days before another follower sent me a pointer to the obit at the U of Texas. I actually had the privilege of meeting him, shaking his hand and attending his talk at a colloquium at The Computer Science Department at UGA in Fall 2000. What I remember most was the clarity of his thoughts and the evident simplicity he lent to ostensibly complex ideas. Computer Science and the IT industry owe a lot to EWD.

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