[TUHS] ARPAnet now 4 nodes

Deborah Scherrer dscherrer at solar.stanford.edu
Tue Dec 5 13:46:21 AEST 2017


Yes, Van Jacobson was involved.  Great guy.  So sorry you feel the need 
to think I am lying.  Why would I make up this stuff?  I was a
teeny tiny piece of it.  Doesn't affect my career one way or other.   I 
don't care what you believe, but this really did happen.

D



On 12/4/17 7:43 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      > From: Deborah Scherrer
>
>      > I don't know about the historical record. But everything I said is true,
>      > based on my own personal experience. ... I was there, this happened.  If
>      > people didn't write it down, I don't know why.
>
> FWIW, I was actually at many of those meetings. (You can find my name in a lot
> of those Meeting Notes.) Nobody from LBL, or UCB in general, was involved -
> and the Meeting Notes (which, you will note, are quite detailed) indicate the
> same thing.
>
> (Later on, of course, Van Jacobson of LBL did some imporant work on TCP
> congestion control, but that was in '87 or so - I can't instantly lay my hands
> on my copy of Van's famous e-mail, to get a more exact date - some years after
> the full-scale deployment of TCP/IP in January, 1983.)
>
>      > Why would I misrepresent?
>
> Perhaps you are conflating several different things in your memory? Human
> memory is very fallible, which is why historians prefer contemporary documents
> (and even those sometimes have errors). Here:
>
>    http://www.chiappa.net/~jnc/nontech/tmlotus.html
>
> is a mildly amusing example (from a completely different arena) of all that.
>
>     Noel




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