Archive: May 16th, 2015

Porterhouse.

Porterhouse.

Grilling’ veggies.

Grilling’ veggies.

Asparagus.

Asparagus.

Grillin’.

Grillin’.

Peppers, asparagus, and blue cheese.

Peppers, asparagus, and blue cheese.

Destined for the grill.

Destined for the grill.

100 words 055

Yesterday I wrote about a tenuous serendipitous connection between Spacewar and the creation of the internet. In the appendix to Stewart Brand’s 1972 Rolling Stone article I spotted a reference to the one and only Bob Kahn.

Except it turns out there is more than one Bob Kahn. A kindly email from Jack Dietz set me straight: there’s Robert Kahn who demoed ARPANET and then there’s Robert Kahn who advocated public access to computers.

This has taught me two important lessons:

  1. Names are not the best unique identifiers, and
  2. The best way to get feedback is to publish.