Coders at Work sweet sixteen

Woohoo. It’s all over except the interviewing. And transcribing. And editing. And reinterviewing. And more editing and then the publishing. But I’ve got my sixteen interviewees! I’ve just received an email from Miguel de Icaza agreeing to be interviewed, which fills out my roster. The complete list (in alphabetical order) is:

  • Frances Allen
  • Joe Armstrong
  • Joshua Bloch
  • Bernie Cosell
  • Douglas Crockford
  • L. Peter Deutsch
  • Anders Hejlsberg
  • Miguel de Icaza
  • Dan Ingalls
  • Simon Peyton Jones
  • Alan Kay
  • Donald Knuth
  • Peter Norvig
  • Guy Steele
  • Ken Thompson
  • Jamie Zawinski

There’s some more information about Coders at Work on the website and anyone should feel free to leave a comment if you have thoughts about stuff I should ask these folks.

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2 Responses to “Coders at Work sweet sixteen”

  1. Cesar Silveira Says:

    I’ve recently bought Coders at Work (congratulations for your great work, I’m loving reading it!) and noticed the final list of interviewees is different from that on the post. What happened to Alan Kay, Miguel de Icaza and Anders Hejlsberg?

  2. Peter Seibel Says:

    Hi Cesar, Kay changed his mind because he was too busy and the other two sort of went dark–after initially agreeing to be interviewed, I was never able to get a reply to my attempts to actually set up the interviews. Of course, these days it’s possible that an overeager spam filter between me and them thwarted our attempts to communicate or something.

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