Back from the honeymoon
Sunday, April 20, 2003 11:41 PM

Well, the wedding went off without a hitch and the honeymoon was fantastic. We've even managed to move Amy into my tiny apartment since we got back. Married life is good!

I just started reading Out of Their Minds: The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great Computer Scientists by Cathy Lazere & Dennis Shasha. It's an easy read, and they've chosen some quite interesting people, including John McCarthy (inventor of Lisp), Alan Kay (inventor of OOP), and Donald Knuth. It's interesting to learn about the personal and professional influences that led them to their breakthrough achievements; most of their key insights didn't come "out of the blue", but rather grew out of trying to solve specific problems that annoyed or intrigued them. Anyway, definitely recommended for those who are interested in some light history.