[Pharo-dev] [OT]: Looking for Bill Schwab
sebastian at flowingconcept.com
Thu Dec 26 11:11:38 EST 2013
Indeed, I have pleasant memories of the Dolphin Smalltalk days and his comments on the list
He did many cool things
On Dec 26, 2013, at 1:57 PM, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
> Thanks. This is surprising, he was really young and this is sad.
> I used to enjoy Bill's perspective on things coming to Pharo from Dolphin. It would seem there is unfortunate news.
>> Wilhelm "Bill" K. Schwab Ph.D., 48, of Gainesville, Florida, died Friday September 7, 2012 at a friend's home, after a determined battle with cancer.
>> [...] His software was far more reliable than the commercial operating systems on which it ran. He even wrote his own "object request broker," a specialized networking software tool, using Smalltalk, an exotic computer language. With his tool, he created, implemented and maintained a fully functional handwriting-capable anesthesia medical record system that was well ahead of its time, and was used for years in actual patient care in multiple operating rooms. His software never required "downtime."
>> regards -ben
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