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News: James Gosling Opines about Tugboats, COBOL and Job Security

  1. Okay, it doesn't get much more lighthearted than this.

    At TSSJS 2011, James Gosling was doing his opening keynote when the Evil Tyrant Owner of the JavaRanch, Paul Wheaton, yelled something at Gosling that got him going off on a tangent about British Columbia, his uncle, Tugboats, and COBOL programmers retiring to the shores of Bora Bora.

    Anyways, it's a fun listen, very much 'vintage Gosling,' demonstrating his penache for being able to produce a story on just about any topic thrown at him. There's probably no redeemable insight into ServerSide Java or Enterprise computing, but it is an interesting listen. The transcript of what he says also accompanies the audio. Check it out:

    Audio and transcript of Gosling responding to a Paul Wheaton Heckle

    Related:

    Paul Wheaton demonstrates how software engineering is done (video/loud)
    Paul Wheaton's Permies.com

  2. More from Gosling[ Go to top ]

    So, as we slice and dice some of Gosling's comments, I just wanted to add a few links of other interesting insights James provided at TSSJS. These ones are a bit more technical in nature:

    James Gosling Extols the Virtues of Hash Tables and RAM

    James Gosling Unloads on Users of Java 1.4.2

    James Gosling Extols the Virtues of Hash Tables and RAM

    James Gosling riffs at TSSJS keynote

    James Gosling's Blog