Thursday, December 2, 2021

William Cook, RIP

Hamish Sanderson:

Dr William Cook, who along with Warren Harris designed and developed AppleScript for Apple back in the early 90s, has sadly passed away at age 57.

Shriram Krishnamurthi:

Much of 1990s OOP was defined by his seminal papers. When he returned after a decade in industry (AppleScript!) I invited him to @BrownCSDept (where he got his PhD from Peter Wegner) and we became friends. Tragic.

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Update (2021-12-13): Christina Warren:

I’m nobody -- but I can’t express how much AppleScript meant to me as a kid when I was starting to figure out what programming was and how to do things. To this day, I still love to automate all the things. RIP Dr. Cook.

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Sorry to hear! RIP

Night Trucker

RIP. So many sudden deaths recently. I guess the virus is to blame, but still. Kinda shocking.

I'm so sorry to hear this. My condolences

Sad to learn this. I've used AppleScript daily for the past 10 years - despite it's age, it's still useful and extremely approachable.

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