For anyone who hasn’t seen James Mickens give a talk, you should find a way to do so. Invite him to your university, lab, office, cave, or dungeon or figure out a conference where he’ll be talking and go. It’s an experience that you don’t want to miss.
In the mean time, I’ve discovered that he’s been writing a series of amazing columns for the USENIX ;login: magazine and they will hold you through until you get a chance to seen him talk.
Go read them now.
- The Saddest Moment (May, 2013)
- Mobile Computing Research Is a Hornet’s Nest of Deception and Chicanery (July, 2013)
- The Slow Winter on the rise and fall of idealism in computer architecture (September, 2013)
- The Night Watch on how systems programmers hold back the chaos and make civilization possible (November, 2013)