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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.
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:
> is a mildly amusing example (from a completely different arena) of all that.
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