Quasi-Indefatigable Xenolith

People I Want to Meet

Jason Nemrow
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Sadly, many of these people have died, so I may never get to meet them.

This is a very eclectic group, which I guess honoring them here reflects my own oddity. They are predominantly people that are completely unknown outside of their fields of endeavor.
Albert Jay Nock Albert Jay Nock One of the "fathers" of "classical liberalism" (libertarianism), which is the political and economic philosophy I embrace (and I think God does as well). Not an anarchist and definately nothing like a socialist.
Joseph Smith, Jr. Joseph Smith, Jr. Very endurant man and the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is the prophet through whom God worked to restore the full gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth!
Gary Kildall Gary Kildall A guy who knew how to be proportionate in life and business, who never took himself too seriously, and was the creator of the computer operating system CP/M and a co-founder of (Intergalactic) Digital Research, Inc.
Charles Moore Chuck Moore The creator of the Forth programming language and hardware designed upon the same lines. Accused of being clinically insane and is very particular about where he lives.
Paul Erdos Paul Erdos The wandering mathmatician that collaborated with everyone. Homeless yet had a home everywhere and often talked in his own language.
Robert A. Pease Bob Pease One of the most brilliant analogue circuit engineers ever. Avid Nepal hiker.
Jonathan Postel Jon Postel A pioneer of the Internet, "the" editor of many Internet standards and Requests for Comment, and "the" Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. A benevolent dictator in the grain of God.
  • RFC 793 - "Transmission Control Protocol - Section 2.10 Robustness Principle
  • RFC 2468 - "I Remember IANA" by Vint Cerf