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The first idea I had for eero was to remove the “slum of braces” from
Objective-C. My wife had told me about the idea behind the design of the
Tulip chair and Pedestal table by the Finnish-American architect and
His goal in creating this table and chairs, which rest on round bases,
was to clean up the “slum of legs” that had always been present in
dining-room furniture. Given our mutual interest in reduction and
simplification, it seemed fitting to name my Objective-C dialect after
After receiving my B.S.E.E. from the University of Michigan, I went to
work in software development. I’ve worked for large companies like Nokia,
Texas Instruments, and McDonnell Douglas (a.k.a Boeing); some medium and
small companies; and for myself. I’ve programmed professionally in C, C++,
(sorry if I’ve forgotten anyone… oh yeah, assembly).
My wife, Danielle, and I live in Mountain View, CA.