Dr Dobbs Journal have awarded Grady Booch with their 2007 Excellence in Programming Award. Anyone that has studied object oriented programming must have seen at least one of his books. He received his award in Second Life. I suppose it saves on a flight.

Booch recently delivered the Turing Lecture, "The Promise, The Limits, And The Beauty Of Software", organised by the IET and the BCS. Well worth a look if you've got an hour to spare.