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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.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

6 years ago I wrote dConstruct tickets

Not long now.

8 years ago I wrote Secret src

Hammering out the issues around standardising responsive images.

13 years ago I wrote XTech 2007, day one

My presentation is done.

13 years ago I wrote XTech 2007, day zero

If it’s Tuesday, it must be Paris.

16 years ago I wrote Tempus fugit when you're Amazoning fun

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned. It has been almost a week since I last wrote anything here.

18 years ago I wrote Attack Of The Clones

I saw it. I loved it. I can’t wait to see it again.