Friday, June 24, 2005

Welcome to the future

On the car ride up to NEPLS today, I watched in amazement as Eli used his cell phone's web interface to trigger a script that made the 2005 ICFP programming contest go live exactly at 10am (9am CT). We were lucky -- around Williamstown the reception started getting spotty, but luckily we hit a good patch just as it was striking 10:00.

I was one of three people to witness the activation of this international programming contest. Who'd have guessed it was happening in a beat-up old car bouncing down the back streets of western Mass?

1 comment:

Jacob Matthews said...

One of six, actually, if you count the three of us on the other end holding our breaths until the site went up and then finding out a few minutes later how it happened ...