Tom’s work first came to my notice, as far as I recall and from my blog, in 2008 when I published a post about The Peoples Republic of Non-Programistan a movement that He and Jim Groom dreamed up. They did a presentation, of which the recording still exists. This is quite wonderful, Tom and Jim maintaining cod russian accents throughout, the points they make, about open, and keeping out of silos are probably even more important today. The presentation stuck with me. I paid attention to Tom and Jim’s RSS feed from then on.
Tom kindly commented on that post, so I guess you could say I know him.
This would probably be better un-animated and with a deal more time spent on it, but I went for a walk today, it riffs off the non-programistan artwork…
Update 9 Aug, I just looked at the original on another monitor. I think I need a new mac at home. Here is a slightly cleaned up version (it looks like what I saw when I made the original!