[Pharo-dev] [OT]: Looking for Bill Schwab

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Thu Dec 26 16:00:17 EST 2013


That is indeed really sad to hear and a bit shocking that we only learn about this now.

On 26 Dec 2013, at 16:22, btc at openinworld.com wrote:

> Esteban A. Maringolo wrote:
>> 2013/12/26 Sean P. DeNigris <sean at clipperadams.com>
>> :
>>   
>> 
>>> I sent a message through Nabble to the address at anest.ufl.edu, which was
>>> returned "The e-mail address you entered couldn't be found. Please check the
>>> recipient's e-mail address and try to resend the message. If the problem
>>> continues, please contact your helpdesk."
>>>     
>>> 
>> 
>> You're not the first one looking for him. In the Dolphin Smalltalk
>> newsgroup they were looking for him too a year ago or so. I don't know
>> if they ever found him.
>> 
>> Good luck. He is a valuable Smalltalker.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Esteban.
>> 
>> 
>>   
>> 
> I used to enjoy Bill's perspective on things coming to Pharo from Dolphin. It would seem there is unfortunate news.
> http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesville/obituary.aspx?pid=159883187
> 
> 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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