15 May 2010

We wanted to do meaningful things

“We landscape architects had all come to GSD to work on computers for land-planning applications – not to learn FORTRAN programming. We wanted to do meaningful things, and our inability to conquer programming was inhibiting our ability to master the utility and power of the technology. We revolted. We told Charles Harris, the chair of landscape architecture that we wouldn’t pay our tuition unless the software became friendly.”

- Lawrie Jordan

Niemann, B. J., and S. Niemann, 1994. “Revolutionaries in Action: Nick Faust, Lawrie Jordan Bruce Rado, and Steve Sperry,” GIS Innovators column, Geo Info Systems, 4:2 (February) 53-57.

1 comment:

Puk said...

I hear that.