[TUHS] Another one (Was: In memoriam: Jon Postel)

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Wed Oct 17 02:10:17 AEST 2018

Clem Cole wrote in <CAC20D2P_OJhV7QG=uJwnk0Asn-z9h9k3BZqaeTZPQzGtPwoYVg@\

I have indeed watched "Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource
Sharing"[1] again today, at least in parts, after i heard that
Paul Allen died.  And John Postel died exactly twenty years ago,
i have read his name a thousand times.

  [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjZ7ktIlSM0

 |On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:40 AM Noel Chiappa <[1]jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.ed\
 |u[/1]> wrote:
 |  [1] mailto:jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
 ||    > From: Dave Horsfall
 ||    > We lost ... on this day
 ||An email from someone on a related topic has reminded me of someone \
 ||else you
 ||should make sure is only your list (not sure if you already have him):
 ||J. C. R. Licklider; we lost him on June 26, 1990.
 ||He didn't write much code himself, but the work of people he funded (e.g.
 ||Doug Engelbart, the ARPANet guys, Multics, etc, etc, etc) to work on his
 ||vision has led to today's computerized, information-rich world. For \
 ||people who
 ||only know today's networked world, the change from what came before, \
 ||and thus
 ||his impact on the world (since his ideas and the work of people he \
 ||led, directly and indirectly, to much of it), is probably hard to truly
 ||He is, in my estimation, one of the most important and influential \
 ||scientists of all. I wonder how many computer science people had more \
 ||of an
 ||impact; the list is surely pretty short. Babbage; Turing; who else?
 ||        Noel
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