[Openmcl-devel] Rebooting MikeL/MCL

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Tue Mar 29 17:50:37 PST 2005

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Brent Fulgham wrote:

> Ancient records indicate that a Lisp Uber-Hacker
> named Mikel Evins once participated in this lisp.  He
> created some amazing software (and started a few
> interesting projects) before mysteriously vanishing.
> It was partly my greed for cool Lisp applications with
> snazzy GUI interfaces that prompted me to replace my
> ancient Linux box with an iMac G5 a couple of months
> ago.  Since then, I have looked in vain for some word
> that Bosco, Alpaca, or Lisp-in-a-box might have new
> forward momentum.
> At the depths of my dispair I suddenly saw through the
> clouds and fog that had obscured my view.  I realized
> that Mikel (which might be pronounced 'MIKE-el', or
> perhaps 'MICKLE') was just an anagram for MCL.
> (MICKLE -> MiCkLe -> MCL).
> Could it be true?  Could Mikel be nothing more than
> a clever AI produced by the OpenMCL guys?
> If so, could one of you please reboot the poor thing?
> I'd like to discuss hacking with him (er, .... it).
> Thanks,
> -Brent

Mikel's human; he's taking things easy these days after recovering
from a long illness.

I think that we all hope that he's fully rebooted soon.

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