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CS Sesqu. Event

Last Friday, our department held a symposium on "Clockless Computing" at which Ivan Sutherland, Wes Clark, and others recounted the days of "macromoduels" at Wash U. It turns out that we had very early work going on here in asynchronous computing and "personal" computing. Jerry Cox did an amazing job of assembling an interesting program that was both retrospective and forward-looking.

The talks were interesting -- I was able to stay for the first three. There was a lunch buffet that left me, once again, disapointed at how we feed people at our events. I suspect Bon Appetit did the food, and they can charge what they want I suppose given their deal on campus. We were given small dessert plates and there was cheese, some cut-up veggies, and really small sandwiches.