Clayton School of Information Technology

Seminar series for students, Semester 1, 2008

When: Tuesday 18th March, 12noon

Where: Room 135, Building 26.


Topic: “Form and Content in Computer Science”



This title is pinched from Marvin Minsky’s 1969 Turing Award lecture.  But it is just as relevant 40 years on, which is a LONG time in computing.  This talk will explore the markup language XML, and how it addresses the need to separate form and content in not just text documents, but in any information exchange across computing platforms.  Lessons for the future of proprietary and open source software will be drawn.


Speaker’s Biography:

A/Prof. John Hurst.