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March 20, 2009 at 6:02 pm #68483
February 4, 2009 at 7:55 pm #66010
Thank you for the invite Jeffrey. I will participate. Great idea. Thank you for making time.
January 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm #65486
I sure liked that comment Donald – From Harvard Magazine: In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, if a graduate of Harvard College wanted a diploma, he paid a local engrosser to write it out, in words specified by the Corporation, and then took it to the president, with a fee, to have it signed and sealed.
January 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm #65488
That’s terrific and correct Donald! The earliest known official reference to Harvard as a “university” occurs in the new Massachusetts Constitution of 1780. Attendance did not lead to “degrees” in the modern sense. Simply to have a attended made you a “college man”. Jefferson attended Wm & Mary for two years (Starting at the age of sixteen). So – I’m standing on technicalities – no “degrees”.
They were very sharp guys nonetheless. 🙂 Wish we had them on govloop.
Thanks Donald – MD
January 26, 2009 at 5:04 pm #65492
Thank you Joe,
The courtesy inherent in comity is a key. Great comment. Right on.
January 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm #65494
Very nice – Thank you Mark for your comments. I am a believer in the real name game as well. Citizen on and off-line.
January 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm #63559
Ahhhh- I knew what that was. Gee whiz. Thank you Terry and Kate.
December 29, 2008 at 5:26 am #64345
I’m with Ed. If I’m writing, it’s hyphenated. Don’t worry, the spelling will be decided in the future. I hope that it remains simply government.
December 23, 2008 at 7:59 pm #64259
In the I-hate-to-say-it category, I’m getting a queasy feeling that the “E” needs to come off the “gov.” Gov is Gov. E or by hand. There are E tools.
E gov scares people. And it is exactly…what?
I know, I’m in the wrong group. But the group with the name might not agree. Here, perhaps, I’m under the Egov troops radar. Which brings up “troops,” and that always leads me to “staff.”
There, I feel better. Thank you.
December 16, 2008 at 2:39 pm #63676
You’d be surprised how expensive lumps of coal are getting, so I’m just going to send emails to my congressional delegation. Happy holidays!
December 15, 2008 at 6:17 am #63624
Super duper govlooper
I think: use all the words you can. We’ve only got so many minutes left on the ticker. Except spam. I do not like spam Sam-I-am. Govtastic is a lollapalooza. I wonder the reactions to that word in 1896. (Webster’s date attribution)
December 12, 2008 at 10:39 pm #63563
I can’t wait for the answer Kate. I have never heard of a service ratio. Debt ratio – yes. I’m off on an internet treasure hunt, thanks.
December 11, 2008 at 6:27 am #63417
Now that’s an answer Alice. Wow.
December 11, 2008 at 12:35 am #63425
Radia Perlman invented the spanning tree algorithm in the 1980s. Her spanning tree algorithm allows efficient bridging between separate networks. Without a good bridging solution, large-scale networks like the Internet would be impractical.
I love this post Dr. Misra. Thanks again.
December 10, 2008 at 8:33 pm #63433
There wasn’t just ONE person that invented the internet. The internet is just a way to view files and information that someone puts onto a server. The internet is just a way to access the information.
Leonard Kleinrock of MIT had published the first paper on packet switching theory in 1961.
Larry G. Roberts
DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn
Al Gore really did have a substantial part in the US legal framework and governmental issues related to the internet He never said he invented it.
I can’t wait to see the real answer Dr. Misra. Thank you for the question.