Doonesbury goes to MIT

The choice of which school would turn out to accept cartoon character Alex Doonesbury was decided by on-line poll. Heh. Those other schools never had a chance.

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Howard Stearns works at High Fidelity, Inc., creating the metaverse. Mr. Stearns has a quarter century experience in systems engineering, applications consulting, and management of advanced software technologies. He was the technical lead of University of Wisconsin's Croquet project, an ambitious project convened by computing pioneer Alan Kay to transform collaboration through 3D graphics and real-time, persistent shared spaces. The CAD integration products Mr. Stearns created for expert system pioneer ICAD set the market standard through IPO and acquisition by Oracle. The embedded systems he wrote helped transform the industrial diamond market. In the early 2000s, Mr. Stearns was named Technology Strategist for Curl, the only startup founded by WWW pioneer Tim Berners-Lee. An expert on programming languages and operating systems, Mr. Stearns created the Eclipse commercial Common Lisp programming implementation. Mr. Stearns has two degrees from M.I.T., and has directed family businesses in early childhood education and publishing.


  1. Had it been up to me, I would have sent him or her (which gender is Alex?) to Wooster Polytech.

    I know that Doonesbury is a popular strip & I’m aware of some of the characters, for example the Hunter Thompson “Duke” character, and the invisible feather George Bush.

    But I can’t read the thing. The characters all look alike and sound alike. For example, is “Doonesbury” the name of an actual character, or just of the strip (like in “Peanuts”)? I’ve always found it confusing and boring. How I pine for the days of Pogo!

  2. wait – sundman can’t read doonesbury? wtf?

  3. It must be a genetic defect, as like when some people cannot see the difference between red and green. I can’t see the difference between any of the Doonesbury characters. I’ve never gotten into that strip, only read a few panels now and then. I don’t know any of the long story arcs or anything. Amazing, huh.

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