Nice to see you again too! But I must admit to not knowing all the twists and turns of your part of the story to chronicle them correctly. I know some bits but I'd probably blurt them out wrong. I didn't mean to imply that I invented the interesting ideas in monotone. Merely that it, as a social and researchy development project, both discovered a few fresh ideas and consolidated / refined many others, and has subsequently been a ripe source of ideas for its successors. I did some of the work, but also made a ton of mistakes; the key theoretical work we stumbled through during the course of monotone development was mostly the doing of others. Jerome Fisher, Nathaniel Smith, Derek Scherger, Bram and Ross Cohen, Timothy Brownawell, Christof Petig, Richard Levitte, Zack Weinberg, Peter Simons, Daniel Phillips, Emile Snyder, Markus Schiltknecht, Paul Crowley ... and a long list of others who I am probably implicitly insulting by not mentioning here (sorry, limited comment space). We really lucked out, for whatever reason, in drawing together a group of exceptional people to mull over the problem and push around potential solutions in code, without anyone getting too pissy about "being right". It's been a really enjoyable and open community.
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