[Openmcl-devel] RIP Larry Tesler

Andrew Shalit alms at clozure.com
Wed Feb 19 22:25:37 UTC 2020


Forwarding, because I think others would be interested. (Plus there’s a notable contribution by our very own Mikel Evins.)


> On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:49 PM, Shannon Spires <svs at bearlanding.com> wrote:
> 
> Hacker News discussion:
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22361282 <https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22361282>
> 
>> On Feb 19, 2020, at 2:37 PM, Andrew Shalit <alms at clozure.com <mailto:alms at clozure.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> News came today that Larry Tesler has died.
>> 
>> Larry was the head of Apple’s Advanced Technology Group in the 1980s.  He spearheaded Apple's acquisition of Coral Software, which allowed MCL to survive and eventually become CCL. That acquisition also led to the creation of the Dylan programming language.
>> 
>> In his work at Xerox PARC and then at Apple, Larry played a central role in the creation of the computer interfaces that we’re all so familiar with today.
>> 
>> You can read more about him at https://daringfireball.net/linked/2020/02/19/larry-tesler-rip <https://daringfireball.net/linked/2020/02/19/larry-tesler-rip>
>> 
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