Ivan Sutherland elaborates on the idea of a “prison” defined by sequential computers that work with sequential character strings making communication expensive and obstructing concurrency.
Ivan Sutherland was a VP and Fellow at Sun Microsystems where he helped Sun to develop new technologies. After retiring from Sun in 2009, he established the Asynchronous Research Center (ARC) at Portland State University. Ivan is now a full-time volunteer at PSU with the title Visiting Scientist. He offers courses related to his research interests in self-timed and concurrent systems.
SPLASH stands for Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity. SPLASH is an annual conference that embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery, and that joins all factions of programming technologies.