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Thursday, May 06, 2004

Astrolabe

Interesting distributed systems research at Cornell.

The last point about a project named Astrolabe caught my eye for a nostalgic reason. Seventeen years ago (oh my...) while at Boeing I wrote a small Scheme system that I called Astrolabe.

There was nothing remarkable about the implementation, but I always thought the name was good for surprisingly simple and versataile technology like Scheme, that itself would someday be replaced by far more powerful instruments.

By the way it is pronounced "ass truh labe" rather than "ass troh labe".

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