[EAS]2001 Turing Award

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Thu Feb 7 14:10:41 EST 2002

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Dear Colleagues -

This from Gary Chapman, whose syndicated column "Digital Nation" in
the Los Angeles Times was cut by them last July because of 'financial
constraints'. It had been well-received technical commentary whose
decline parallels the general US decline in thoughtful writing about
science and technology. By thoughtful I mean observations about
effects and cost/benefit tradeoffs.

All best,  --PJK

Date: 2/7/02 10:16 AM
From: gary.chapman at mail.utexas.edu
Please feel free to pass on this message:

Dear friends,

I'm happy to pass on the news that the 2001 Turing Award, the highest 
award in computer science, has been awarded to Johan Dahl and Kristen 
Nygaard of Norway, for their invention of object-oriented 
programming, the most widely used programming paradigm in the world 

The formal citation of the award is on the Web at 
http://www.acm.org/announcements/turing_2001.html. The Association 
for Computing Machinery will present the A.M. Turing Award, its most 
prestigious technical honor, at the annual ACM Awards Banquet on 
April 27, 2002, at the University of Toronto in Canada.

It has been my privilege and honor to serve on the selection 
committee for the Turing Award, in a group of five people, and I am 
particularly pleased by this year's award. Congratulations, Kristen!

Best to all,

-- Gary

Gary Chapman
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
gary.chapman at mail.utexas.edu

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