About

“The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.”
Edsger W. Dijkstra

Hi, I’m Glenn Street.

After a long period of dormancy, I’m relaunching this blog in June 2019. In its earlier incarnation, the blog was called “Data Matters”, because I focused on data and database content.

Now I want to write about the intersection of my two academic and professional interests: Philosophy and Computer Science. However, I will stray into other areas of geekery, like Emacs, Digital Humanities, and Lisp. And there will still be articles on data and database technology.

After living the first part of my life in Brooklyn, New York, I moved to the Boston area and remained here after college. I’m a proud double-Terrier, having received both my BA in Philosophy and MS in Computer Science from Boston University.

I’ve been working with data and databases since the 1980s.  I started my adventures as a statistical programmer, doing what would today be called “data mining”.  More recently, I’ve been a data architect, working on projects in medical research, telecommunications, credit-decisioning, and publishing-related industries.

Please note that the opinions expressed in this blog are mine, and do not represent those of my employer.

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