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Intreview with Ben Collins-Sussman

One can find an interview with Ben Collins-Sussman here:

Ben is known for his work on the Subversion version control system, and as a composer for local musicals.

Shlomi Fish
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I wonder about software engineers that concat their names this way.    What happens after a few generations of this?

Given an infinite number of generations, you have an infinitely long name.  No good at all. 

christopher baus (
Thursday, August 12, 2004

A few more decades, and you'll be getting business cards with the name 'Mr. Stack Overflow".

Thursday, August 12, 2004

I can only hope that my kids have more sense than we did.  If I could do it all over again, I would have rather just changed my last name to match my wife's;  you have no idea how many computers break on the hyphen!

Incidentally, here's an image of the receipt for my 'name-change' back in 1998:

Notice the other items on the receipt.  :-)

Ben Collins-Sussman
Friday, August 13, 2004

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