Butler Lampson is a pioneering computer and programming language designer, responsible for many innovative system designs and implementations. His most famous, and perhaps his most important work was the famous, almost legendary, Xerox PARC workstation: the Alto.
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Growing biography, with links to related topics. [Wikipedia]
Butler W. Lampson
His page at Microsoft Research. Many useful papers, links, including a list of all of his projects.
Excerpts: Butler Lampson's 'Hints for Computer System Design'
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Jamboree Talks: Butler Lampson
University of Edinburgh, summaries of: Computer Security in the Real World (Milner lecture); Computer Systems Research: Past and Future; How to Build a Highly Available System without a Toolkit.
A unit of talking speed, abbreviated mL. Most people talk about 200 milliLampsons. Butler Lampson talks at 1000. [Hacker Jargon dictionary]
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