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My first day proper on the dotCoop project and while I’m waiting for tech services to ghost my new box, I’ve started looking at the RFCs which define the protocols I need to know. It’s been a while since I logged onto rfc-editor.org [http://rfc-editor.org/] but the first thing I saw was the in memoriam page for Jon Postel [http://www.postel.org/remembrances/], the original RFC editor. Looking at it and Vint Cerf’s eulogy, which is itself an rfc (2468) [ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2468.txt], it felt good to find a true endpoint to the interconnected information highway. A area of zen, tranquil and calm, full of respect and love for a former colleague and designer of the internet. I wonder how many other true endpoints there are on the net still. Timothy Leary’s site [http://www.leary.com] has been excoriated - his original death notice ‘Timothy is gone’ was quite calming - and transmeta [http://www.transmeta.com]’s original page - “This site is not here yet” - is now full of information.

Is there an archive of these nodes of zen?

Posted on February 14, 2005   #Nothing in Particular  

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