I was at UCSF for decades, and took advantage of many of the localmeetings to keep up with events in the computer world. I'm still a bit
of a boy programmer, but now aging. I found my identity in a Long's
drugstore in Sebastopol a couple of years ago. It took the form of a
floppy black top hat with a wide red belt and a gold buckle. With it on,
I become the world's largest leprechaun.
More recently, I discovered Jef Raskin and helped him finish The
Humane Interface, which I now promote mercilessly. When funding
arrives, I hope to help turn it into a radical reality which will allow
our computers to become truly friendly and helpful.
Before that happens, it turns out I still need
to find paid work. Pass the slightest hint to me at
CONTACT Dick Karpinski
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