Rest In Peace, Andreas Raab
What you’ve tried to teach me:
- Do the simplest thing that can possibly work.
- Be fearless in programming — except in matters of security.
- You should be able to write one single sentence of documentation for each method.
- Tell people when a colleague does good work.
- Do what you want or must, but maintain control over yourself.
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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.
My deep condolences to you and all Andreas’s friends, family and colleagues. Over the years you often mentioned him and his work in your posts about programming in general and Croquet in particular, and your respect for the man and his skill always showed. You’re not an easy man to impress, and though you are a friendly man you have little tolerance for fools or blowhards. The fact that you thought so highly of Andreas is all the testament I need to know that he merited esteem. I regret that I never met him. But thank you for introducing him to me through Wetmachine.
Thank you, John.