Anyone who has attended a USENIX conference in a fancy hotel can tell you that a sentence like “You’re one of those computer people, aren’t you?” is roughly equivalent to “Look, another amazingly mobile form of slime mold!” in the mouth of a hotel cocktail waitress.
Ken Arnold was part of the group that created the 4BSD Unix releases. He wrote the original curses(3) library and was one of the authors of the original rogue(6) game. He is a co-author of the Java Reference Manual, and one of the leading experts on Java and OO techniques.
Steven M. Bellovin created Usenet (with Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis) while at University of North Carolina in 1979. In 1982 he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he has done ...