Born : Evanston IL , 1944 11 08 . Left Handed . Father
Congress , 2000
K-8 : Elm Place School , Highland Park IL
8-12 CulverMilitaryAcademy : Culver IN
SAT scores : ~ 720 each , Verbal and Math .
Achievement , Physics : 800 .
'63-'64 : Miami University , Oxford Ohio .
`64-`65 : Bakers & Confection Worker`s Local 101 ,
SaraLee , Deerfield IL .
`65-`66 : Miami University , Oxford Ohio .
'66-`69 : Northwestern University , Evanston IL . BA ,
Honors in Psychology , GRE , Psychology : 900 .
`69-`79 : Northwestern University Graduate School
`76 : MS, Mathematical Psychophysics, Northwestern University.
( A Small Sample statistic more powerful than Fisher`s Exact Test )
Taught some classes on The mathematics of associative memory
Taught Introductory psychology statistics in both Northwestern's
night school and summer school . The summer school course might have
been better titled "The geometry of statistics using APL" . I have rather
extensive handout notes which I wrote for the course . The approach
laid the foundation for understanding analysis of variance , ANOVA .
'79 : Unpublished Dissertation : What Psychophysical Thresholds Tell Us
See : CoSy/Views/PsychoPhysics Psychophysical experiments can only
define brain structure down to similarity classes . Ratios of external to
internal noise determine multi-dimensional normals almost everywhere .
: Solved Algorithms for minimal paths around N-dimensional Simplices
and Cubes , in APL . See : CoSy Logo
1980 : Consultant , Xerox , Rochester , NY .
Rewrote Xerox's Worldwide, Long-Range Market Forecasting System.
( Fast multidimensional numeric relational data base language created in APL )
: Founded Coherent Systems , Inc . First used CoSy as mailbox
name on I.P.Sharp APL network .
`81-`83 : Consulting , Including :
Rewrote Rochester Gas and Electric's Corporate Modeling System
used to support rate requests to New York State.
`84 : Came to New York City to work with Marvin Markowitz .
Created CoSy, an APL Hypertext Notebook for personal information
Early customers of CoSy included :
Bob continues to pioneer the
integration of computers in the everyday business of life and has
recently moved fundamental diary use to his nascent 4th.CoSy NoteComputing
Environment returning to his previous K.CoSy mainly
for accounting functions ( and that's a big "mainly" ) .
- A Senior Vice President of CitiBank.
- Wyatt Tee Walker , founder of Freedom National Bank , served as
Chief of Staff to Martin Luther King and to Jessie Jackson.
- A Senior Partner at Spicer & Oppenheim, a major international accounting firm.
- An Emmy winning owner of a TV advertising agency .
- The head of Fila Sportswae Brazil.
- One of foremost actuaries in North America.
The APL family languages are mathematically
based notations whose major market is high level financial systems .
The Forth family languages are minimal extensible kernal dictionaries
below which is only the language of the silicon . See CoSy/Language
In 2000-2001 , Bob moved from his circa
1984 APL-PC based CoSy into a new environment , K.CoSy , constructed in
Arthur Whitney's K language
which he considered the evolute of APL which has best implemented his
own notions of structural transparency ( see Language/LowDownObjects
) plus many features he never imagined . However , non-infix syntax and
interests very divergent from the Whitneys led Bob in 2005 to start
constructing his own APL informed system from the Forth up . Bob
continues to press forward the evolution of CoSy , to empower the
individual to truly control his own machine - and life . Keep up to
date by joining the CoSy.Forum
August 2002 , motivated by the experiences of the neighborhood , Bob
had a vision for an extremely strong , symmetric structure appropriate
for creating the tallest and strongest of life spaces . He computed the
"part list" to create this
Conic All Connect in K.CoSy and this patent pending
structure is available for licensing .
Bob is Trustee of the Mary E.J. Armstrong
Trust , for discretionary benefit of his retarded brother Jack . Family
affairs have consumed a large fraction of his time and energy over the
last couple of decades .
Bob has become a Bleeding Heart
in recent years and was the Manhattan Libertarian Party
drug affairs director and , in 2005 , their treasurer and webmaster ,
remaining webmaster even after moving to Colorado . He contributed the
"Logic of Liberty" column to the MLP's SerfCity.US tabloid . He began blogging recent activity ,
editorials , and articles at CoSy.com/current in 1997 . That activity has , of course , inevitably shifted to various social media . See CoSy.com
for links .
Bob lived at 42 Peck Slip , built in 1873 at the Fulton Fish Market ,
from Fall 1984 til Summer 2005
when he moved to the family "miniranch"
on the edge of Woodland Park , Colorado .
42 Peck Slip , 4B&C , where I lived for 2 decades
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See rest of CoSy for current activities and links .