David talks with computer professional and amateur philosopher, Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz. Robert has worked primarily in large IT organizations where he facilitates information flows. His interests include semasiology and medieval history. In this two-part interview, he and David speak about orality, literacy, rhetoric, internationalization and graphology, and the relationship of classical culture to programming languages -- all in a mere two YouTube clips.
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David Mertz has been writing for developerWorks since 2000, including the columns Charming Python and XML Matters and a great many individual articles and tutorials. Check out his book "Text Processing in Python."