Re: OT: R.I.P. Edsger Wybe Dijkstra: 1930-2002 posted 08/08/2002
At 9:18 PM -0500 8/7/02, Frank Jimenez wrote:
Not everyday a luminary in the computing world passes away:
Some notable quotes:
I still remember sitting in on some of his lectures back when I was
attending UT in the late 80's. (God, am I already *that* old?) Truly a
IF you don't know why his name is relevant to a Cisco CCIE study group,
THEN GOTO studying_some_more;
Frank Jimenez, CCIE #5738
Damn. Aside from his great contributions to software and mathematics,
which underlie some of the key functions in routing, he was both a
genuine, funny man and a fine teacher. I'll never forget his long
shaggy dog story on how to pronounce his name whether it was called
by value or called by reference.
He will be missed.
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